Comping Review of the Year 2017

I can't believe how fast 2017 has whizzed by– it is already time to review how the year has gone, and review my comping strategy. Firstly, to the trusty prize spreadsheet for a check of the stats: Prizes won: 108 Total prize value: £2135 + mystery prize  Average value per prize: £20.33 Most valuable prize: £250… Continue reading Comping Review of the Year 2017

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The Joys Of Comping: December Wins 

It's been a reasonably good month for little bits of a stocking filler/ slash food persuasion, and anything food based is always popular in this house! I haven't gone overboard with advents, only doing a few each day that I bookmarked and with Christmas activities for three children, I probably entered less than in a… Continue reading The Joys Of Comping: December Wins 

How To Avoid Christmas Meltdowns: Coping Strategies For The Festive Season

Christmas is a lovely time of year but it can all get a bit much for some people, especially kids on the spectrum. Changes to normal routine can be unsettling, visitors present a social challenge and all the lights, colours and the constant Christmas music can leave them constantly one step from sensory overload. New… Continue reading How To Avoid Christmas Meltdowns: Coping Strategies For The Festive Season

Every Decoration Tells A Story: Fondly Remembering Christmas Past Through Decorations And A Christmas Decoration Giveaway 

I love Christmas decorations and especially tree decorations but I am not one of those people with an immaculate colour-themed, Instagram-ready tree. My decorations are all shapes, sizes, colours and materials but I love their wonderful hotchpotch and the memories they hold. Every year, I enjoy getting them out, and hanging each one up as… Continue reading Every Decoration Tells A Story: Fondly Remembering Christmas Past Through Decorations And A Christmas Decoration Giveaway