This year's Mayflower pantomime is even better than the last and is definitely one of the best I've had the pleasure of seeing. It is a truly classic production.
At the weekend, I attended a Christmas poetry workshop run by the brilliant Artfulscribe in Southampton. We were asked to create a piece reflecting on a childhood Christmas memory; this is what I came up with. Merry Christmas!
When it seems like everyone under the sun turns into the Lord or Lady of Christmas Cheer at this time of year – when all you see are adverts full of excess and happiness and excitement and magic – it's so hard to accept that you're not quite feeling it this time around.
It's pantomime season! On no it isn't...oh yes it is! I got into the festive spirit at the Mayflower Theatre for this year's panto, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Was it a fairy tale, or did it fall...short?
It's the most wonderful time of the year; but what is magical for some, can be unbearably difficult for others. Here are some of my favourite, easy ways to give generously this Christmas, and make a difference.
Ever wondered how your Christmas Jumper feels when December finally arrives?