Home ยป My Weekly Round Up And Little Loves, Preparations

My Weekly Round Up And Little Loves, Preparations

Whoa, Christmas is creeping up on us so quickly.  I am not at all prepared, but I am thinking that if I get organised with my work, then I can blitz it in a couple days. I am not sure if that is ambitious or downright stupid? My thoughts are it will get done one way or another.

Last weekend we nipped over to Clitheroe to Holmes Mill, I chatted about it a little a couple of weeks ago. It’s such a cool place to go for drinks, we ate this time too and the food is bar food is good.

However there was a huge mix up with our table, which lead to an odd situation where the staff stared at our table for ages rather than speak to us, or asking us to move. It was all rather odd. But after chatting to the manager it was quickly resolved with a change of table and glass of gin.

It wouldn’t put me off visiting again as I genuinely love the vibe and I suppose mix-ups do happen.

Both Christmas Trees are up at home and I love them, they are so different. Its great having 2 trees we have never done that before, the Christie house is now feeling festive.

I have also been over on the Laura Ashley blog chatting about my festive fireplace, I love that Toby managed to get himself a little cameo over at Laura Ashley too!

Tales of the Maharaja tree www.extraordinarychaos.com

Tree decorating tips www.extraordinarychaos.com


I had a lovely parcel arrive from Fantasie full of pretty lingerie. I am going to chat a little more about it next week but how pretty is this?

Pretty Lingerie from Fantasie www.extraordinarychaos.com


I have been busy putting the finishing touches to my gin Christmas crackers and making place cards for Christmas Day, I am loving my Cricut machine and these place cards are just so effective and simple to make. The mason jar I decorated was not so easy, I think I was a little ambitious with the pattern, it looks fab but drove me mad transferring it onto the jar.

Gin Christmas Cracker project www.extraordinarychaos.com

Festive Mason Jar www.extraordinarychaos.com


Still reading  “A Year Of Marvellous Ways.” I am falling asleep earlier at night at the moment so have read less, but I love this book it’s just the loveliest of stories and I am dying to see how it all evolves.

I have also been reading lots of blog posts and loved Caro’s gorgeous post from Bosinver Farm Cottage. Those colours are simply stunning, we have still not got to Cornwall, and this looks a great place to start.


Watched And Heard

In Wednesday my great friend Louise and I went to The Palace Theatre in Manchester to see Evita. I have wanted to see the show forever and it was wonderful, so emotional and captivating. If you love the theatre I would definitely recommend it. And oh my, the score, such wonderful voices.  It moved me to tears. Well that’s a slight underestimation I was a blubbering mess. See what I thought here.

Next Week

I am off to see Beautiful, The Carole King Story. The reviews are amazing so it promises to be fantastic. We also have Winter Wonderland on Monday night; Joe loved it last year and is so looking forward to taking a friend along.


And Lastly

I have a fab competition for one reader to win a Grit Atom Blue Stunt Scooter from Skates.co.uk, Joe got one of these for his birthday and loves it, I had no idea how cool scooters are thee days? He loves nothing more that a trip to the state park with his friends to make a YouTube video! No idea where he get that from cough, cough. And now that it’s cool to wear a crash helmet at the skate park I am happy that he is having fun and safe whilst practicing stunts.

Win A Scooter from skates

Enter via the rafflecopter below and best of luck, what a great Christmas present? And I know this is the perfect present as I have a teens who loves his!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have a great week whatever you are up to?
A Quick Catch Up, My Weekly Round Up
Little Loves Coffee Work Sleep Repeat
The Reading Residence



Author of Extraordinary Chaos a family lifestyle and travel blog from a 40+ mum of teenage boys, sharing our family travels, recipes, reviews and country living. Also the co editor of Cruising With Kids Family Cruise Blog

Find me on: Web | Twitter | Facebook


  1. Tracy Nixon
    8th December 2017 / 4:08 pm

    To my son thank you x

  2. Rachel Craig
    8th December 2017 / 4:42 pm

    Nephew. Great prize.

  3. 8th December 2017 / 4:55 pm

    It sounds like you had a very lovely but busy week!
    Good luck with the Christmas preparations! I’m sure you will get everything done before the big day!
    I would give the scooter to my girl.

    • SarahJChristie
      9th December 2017 / 7:41 pm

      I am sure I will Kim, somehow! But thanks its been a lovely week x

  4. 8th December 2017 / 5:18 pm

    What a lovely week. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your much-awaited Evita performance. My in-laws went to see Beautiful last month and really enjoyed it, so hope you do too. That lingerie is so pretty, beautifully photographed x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • SarahJChristie
      9th December 2017 / 7:45 pm

      Ah thats fab to hear I am so looking forward to it, the music looks so great, I think I know all the songs xx

  5. June Lord
    8th December 2017 / 5:27 pm

    I’d give it to my son.

  6. Kim Neville
    8th December 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Would be perfect for my son and love the colour too

  7. Angela Treadway
    8th December 2017 / 6:15 pm

    my eldest son charlie x

  8. 8th December 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Still no tree or decorations up in our house but I am planning on doing it this coming week (I don’t like to peak too early lol). Evita sounds amazing and I am sure my mum went to see it years ago down in London. Really looking forward to Winter Wonderland on Monday, and hopefully catch up for an overdue chat x

    • SarahJChristie
      9th December 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Oh Tracey it was incredible I just loved it and looking forward to seeing you Monday x

  9. Rob Hutchinson
    8th December 2017 / 8:46 pm

    I’d give this scooter to my nephew, but then get grief from his mum when he injures himself trying to do a tailwhip.

  10. iain maciver
    8th December 2017 / 10:08 pm

    perfect for my nephew

  11. 9th December 2017 / 8:01 am

    WOW – that lingerie looks amazing! Seriously jealous… I’m at the tail end of my first breastfeeding journey and with my boobs changing size on an hour-by-hour basis, it’s not been worth treating myself to some MUCH NEEDED new bras yet. I LONG to wear sexier underwear again! I need that little confidence boost.

    The scooter looks pretty cool too – I’m sure my foster brother would love this! Glad you enjoyed Evita!

    • SarahJChristie
      9th December 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Its so pretty isnt it? And fits so well. I totally agree with you great lingerie makes you feel so much better xx

  12. Clare Hubbard
    9th December 2017 / 8:38 am

    My son ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Ray Dodds
    9th December 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I would give it to my granddaughter Shaylen

  14. claire woods
    9th December 2017 / 1:45 pm

    My son

  15. Laura Pritchard
    9th December 2017 / 8:13 pm

    To my 6 year old – he’s outgrown his old Scooter!

  16. Angie McDonald
    9th December 2017 / 10:44 pm

    To my nephew!

  17. Violet Perkins Phillippo
    10th December 2017 / 1:49 am

    I would give it to my younger brother.

  18. Leanne Hansell
    10th December 2017 / 8:13 am

    I would give the scooter to my daughter.

  19. Ray Becker
    10th December 2017 / 10:56 am

    Our grandson

  20. laura stewart
    10th December 2017 / 11:12 am

    to my daughter x

  21. Ruth Harwood
    10th December 2017 / 12:31 pm

    My younger son wants a scooter xx

  22. laura banks
    10th December 2017 / 1:33 pm

    my goddaughter

  23. Sue McCarthy
    10th December 2017 / 1:35 pm

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  24. Elizabeth Smith
    10th December 2017 / 1:44 pm

    My nephew

    10th December 2017 / 3:19 pm

    If i was to win i would give this scooter to my niece

  26. michelle o'neill
    10th December 2017 / 5:26 pm

    my grandaughter x

    10th December 2017 / 5:45 pm

    My grandson

  28. Lorraine Stone
    10th December 2017 / 6:28 pm

    I would love to win for my Nephew

  29. Sadiyya Maryam
    10th December 2017 / 8:41 pm

    To my lovely nephew .

  30. Sally Collingwood
    11th December 2017 / 7:28 am

    For my grandson Alexander, he would love this scooter

  31. Emma Jones
    11th December 2017 / 2:53 pm

    My son would love this ๐Ÿ˜€ hes always trying to take his older brothers scooter to play on lol x

  32. Don Jones
    11th December 2017 / 9:56 pm

    My son sid

  33. 12th December 2017 / 10:10 am

    Evita sounds amazing, musicals always make me emotional so I would have been blubbing away too. So sorry that I missed you at Winter Wonderland, Tracey said you were there but I didn’t spot you. You are doing so well with your cricut machine, the mason jar looks fab. Have a lovely week x

  34. Graham Ross
    12th December 2017 / 10:14 am

    I would give it to my nephew

  35. Lynn Heath
    12th December 2017 / 8:48 pm

    This would be perfect for my daughter

  36. Morgana
    13th December 2017 / 10:40 am

    Love your Christmas place settings, the pattern is so intricate. These touches add so much to a Christmas table and of course a gin cracker, is my kind of cracker for sure! xx

  37. Kev Cannon
    13th December 2017 / 6:08 pm

    I would give the scooter to my son as he would love it

  38. Amanda tanner
    13th December 2017 / 6:09 pm

    My nefew after Iโ€™ve had a go

  39. ruby spiteri
    13th December 2017 / 9:26 pm

    I would love to win to give to my son x

  40. Rachel White
    14th December 2017 / 11:22 am

    It would be fabulous for my son. . He’s into scooting now and it’s a great colour

  41. Carol Boffey
    14th December 2017 / 6:09 pm

    id give it to my son

  42. Beverley Cousins
    14th December 2017 / 7:27 pm

    My grandson would absolutely love this!

  43. sheri darby
    14th December 2017 / 8:41 pm

    My son would really love this

  44. Victoria Prince
    15th December 2017 / 8:35 am

    I would give this to my friend’s son! Fab looking scooter

  45. lisa houston
    15th December 2017 / 9:36 am

    Id give it to my wee boy which is perfect as both his sisters have stunt scooters so that would mean they all have one now

  46. donna l jones
    15th December 2017 / 10:18 am

    would be lovely for my grandson ethan

  47. Susan B
    15th December 2017 / 2:52 pm

    One of the children but I am not sure which. Depends what Santa ends up bringing them …

  48. Anthea Holloway
    15th December 2017 / 6:54 pm

    I would give the scooter to my granddaughter who would love it.

  49. Wendy Guy
    15th December 2017 / 7:40 pm

    My best friends little girl.

  50. Zoe Callard
    15th December 2017 / 9:24 pm

    I would give the scooter to my twins to fight over.

  51. Lynn Neal
    15th December 2017 / 9:52 pm

    My grandchildren would be playing on this!

  52. Laura Lee
    15th December 2017 / 10:27 pm

    An amazing prize, I would give the scooter to one of my 3 boys, This would be an amazing treat for them. I have my fingers and toes crossed ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Alexandra A
    16th December 2017 / 12:52 am

    My little brother, ๐Ÿ˜€

  54. Adrian Bold
    16th December 2017 / 3:36 am

    I would love to win this for my nephew.

  55. Sue H Jenkins
    16th December 2017 / 5:24 am

    my nephew making me best auntie x

  56. Stevie
    16th December 2017 / 6:23 am

    I would gift the scooter to my nephew to get him off the playstation.

  57. Sarah Austin
    16th December 2017 / 8:51 am

    I’d give it to my god son!

  58. becci cleary
    16th December 2017 / 10:24 am

    My 8 year old Hallie-Anne – she is a real outdoor kid – she would LOVE this ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Tee Simpson
    16th December 2017 / 11:19 am

    I would live to give it to my daughter

  60. Rachael Sexey
    16th December 2017 / 11:32 am

    My son he would love this

  61. Catherine Barton
    16th December 2017 / 12:54 pm

    It will go to my friend’s little one……then hopefully pass it down to their sister too!

  62. Allan Fullarton
    16th December 2017 / 3:44 pm

    My son would love this.

  63. Keith Hunt
    16th December 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Looks nice for a friends child

    16th December 2017 / 6:55 pm

    For youngest grandson, his older sister would pinch it though

  65. Lauren Stebbings
    16th December 2017 / 7:33 pm

    Both my kids would love this so it would have to be a shared present. They’d love to zoom around on it ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Kirsteen Mackay
    16th December 2017 / 7:49 pm

    I would give this scooter to my son. He would love it.

  67. Sandra Fortune
    16th December 2017 / 8:26 pm

    My grandson he’d love it

  68. Gemma Holland
    16th December 2017 / 9:36 pm

    My son – he would absolutely love it! Thank you

  69. Teresa sheldon
    16th December 2017 / 9:40 pm

    Our Finley really want s one of these to go to the local little ones skateboard park

  70. pete c
    16th December 2017 / 11:11 pm

    would be given to my niece

  71. Marina Parry Owen
    17th December 2017 / 12:00 am

    I’d give it to my son. He’d love a stunt scooter.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.