One thing that surprised and delighted me as a newcomer is how EVERYONE in the UK seems to celebrate Christmas. In her last year of Montessori school Violet was cast as Mary and the memory popped up in my Facebook timeline yesterday. She was just so sweet then. I can’t believe she’s nearly 7! If you’re a working mum and your little one is in a nativity play this year there are some brilliant costumes by George at ASDA that you can buy instead of sewing up tea towels (because seriously, who has time for that?) My favourite is the light up star. So cute!