Storebox Storage for Santa

When it comes to house styling, I wouldn’t say I was a minimalist by any stretch but I’m not a clutter fan. Considering this my heart really does go out to Mrs Claus. The poor woman must be climbing the walls at this time of year, with gifts of all shapes and sizes on every surface, behind every door, in piles on the floor and I’ll wager all round The Claus’ personal residence too.

The world is growing, the population numbers are rising and you know what that means, don’t you? More children to deliver presents to for Christmas day.

I have it on good authority that Mrs Claus has Storebox on speed-dial and with Santa storage statistics such as these below, I’m not surprised. She could have insisted on an extension on the Lapland warehouses however who has time for contractors running all over the place when it comes to the busiest season of the year?


After you’ve finished considering the sheer amount of storage space needed to store Santa’s goodies I have a question for you. Where do YOU store Christmas presents? We have a high cupboard we stash things in. Being 5ft 2″ (if I stretch) I need a chair to get anywhere near it, although my giant 6ft 5″ husband is just fine. Ther are no worries about the boys reaching our Christmas storage spot anytime soon. What about you?


*Written in collaboration with Storebox who provided this fun infographic.

Planning Christmas Holidays in Spring

After spending the last few months bitterly complaining about the fact that spring seems to have forgotten to arrive, avoiding the gas and electricity meter man who wants to send my readings to the energy company (he caught me – darn!)  and willing the sun to shine so that I can get outside in the garden, you could say that I’m ready for Summer.

Being so very ready for some sun it might seem a bit bizarre that I am already thinking about Christmas. I haven’t got one of those “days to Christmas” tickers anywhere I promise however with a huge family and our four, lots of traditions and more it is so important to plan ahead.

For the first time in years I have vouchers coming that will cover the majority of our Christmas shopping (Thanks Park!), I already have lists of what to get who so that I may keep my eyes open for bargains and I already have a few fabulous homemade wrapping paper ideas pinned in Pinterest. I’m good to go.

Being so organised I’ve started thinking about perhaps going way just before Xmas for a short holiday. In my other life as a freelance writer I’ve written a couple of articles about Lapland at Christmas and I find the idea enchanting. I’m not sure if at 2yrs old Taylor would get the full benefit yet however if not this year I’m definitely hoping to arrange magical Christmas holidays Lapland style for next Christmas. I mentioned this once before on Facebook and was surprised and secretly thrilled with the amount of people who piped up with “Yes, do it, we did and it was amazing!!”.

 It really does sound like the sort of trip that would make a fantastic memory for the boys.

What do you all think? I know it’s barely spring but if we were to go away this year we’d have to think about saving, planning etc now. Have you been? What would you recommend or tell me to avoid and should I wait until Taylor is a tiny bit old (he is two now but will have just turned four before Xmas next year)? We’d like to go for a long weekend ideally but is this enough? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

My snow-loving 6yr old

*Written in collaboration with the mentioned business yet true to my thoughts, feelings and experiences