Christmas gift ideas 2018

May I ask how your Christmas preparations are going? I am just turning my mind to it now. I’ve written a list of gifts to buy and have started writing cards. I’m also going to be arranging for us to participate in a ‘reverse advent’ so we donate something to a nearby charity each day on the run up to December 25.

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We’re not quite in ‘last minute’ territory, but there isn’t long until Christmas so here are some gift ideas. Pic credit: Kari Shea on Unsplash.

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Travelling aboard the Coca-Cola London Eye

The Coca-Cola London Eye is more than simply a tourist attraction. It’s a well-established part of the London skyline and a fantastic piece of engineering. I have been on it a few times and love it, but would my children think the same way? There was only one way to find out.

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Helen and Izzy strike a pose while on the Coca-Cola London Eye. In the distance behind them is Buckingham Palace.

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A return to Madame Tussauds in London

When I was a young boy, about nine years of age, my mother and I spent a day in London visiting the sights. Among the places we visited was Madame Tussauds. I’ve been meaning to return ever since but just never quite got around to it.

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The famous Madame Tussauds building in London. Having last visited when I was a boy, I returned with Helen and we had an amazing time.

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An afternoon at Shrek’s Adventure

You know when you have to change your plans at the last minute? Well, this is exactly what happened to Izzy and I the other day when we were planning to go to London.

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Shrek’s Adventure, the first attraction I have visited as a Merlin Annual Pass ambassador.

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