Category Archives: Planning

When missing a goal is a win

In December I love reflecting back on the year just gone, and looking forward to the year ahead, setting goals and making plans. 2015 is the first year that I have consciously kept an eye on those goals throughout the year, … Continue reading

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The blank canvas of a new year!

One of my favourite things about this ‘in-between’ time, alongside playing with new toys and enjoying more family time, is planning ahead to the new year. I’ve used a range of resources to guide my thoughts in the past.  Here … Continue reading

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Making Advent Special: Final preparations

This is the last weekend before Advent starts! During this weekend, or one day next week, make your final preparations for this holy time. It may be that you have some Christmas preparations still to make: Writing cards Buying presents Wrapping … Continue reading

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Making Advent Special: Wrap as you go

How is your shopping going? Are you nearly done? It’s a short sweet tip today: ‘try to wrap as you go!’ If you’re doing all your shopping in one go, this might be tricky, but if you can wrap everything up before … Continue reading

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Making Advent Special: Write your Cards

If you’ve got your cards ready then now is the time to start writing them. Address them too, add the stamps and they’ll be all ready to post out in December. Keep separate any cards for overseas that you need to post … Continue reading

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Making Advent Special: Christmas Shopping

Now that you have completed your gift list, it’s time to plan your shopping trip(s). Start by looking down your list and marking the items that you’ll buy online. You might want to set aside an afternoon or evening to … Continue reading

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Making Advent Special: Write your list

It’s the first of the big ones today as we make a list of everyone who we’ll be buying a present for. I like to start with my immediate family, for whom the list of presents is longest, including stockings … Continue reading

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Making Advent Special: Check your supplies

Today is stocktake day!  If you have any cards and wrapping supplies, and even presents,  left over from last year then today is the day to pull everything out of the drawer or cupboard where they are stored.  Check what … Continue reading

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Making Advent Special: Plan your Christmas Calendar

Today we move into the Christmas planning element of our preparations for Advent, beginning with our calendars. Where will you wake up on Christmas morning? I know some of you may have made your plans way back in the summer. Others, … Continue reading

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