New Years Looks for Less

Ringing in the New Year in style is a goal for any fashionista, getting that perfect new dress or suit that makes you

feel both confident and stylish is a sure way to get the year started right…and that is no exception for our

mini fashionistas.


Below are some great pieces for little ones to bring in the New Year….and most of it is 15% off from its original price

at until January 1!



Diesel: Check Trim Trilby, £25.00



Roberto Cavalli: Pin Stripe Boys Superhero Jacket, £166.002976-0


D&G Junior: White Shirt with Tie Effect, £74.002688-0



D&G Junior: Black Knitted Wool Special Occasion Dress, £198.003454-0


Antik Batik: Tracy Kid Dress, £74.003095-0


Finger In The Nose: Shiny Black Corduroy, £67.003389-0

Book Review: TumTum and Nutmegs



Perhaps you are already familiar with the adorable mice couple Tumtum and Nutmeg from their previous

adventures such as The Great Escape or The Pirates’ Treasure. But now it is time for Christmas and around

the corner is an exciting adventure.


As usual we find Tumtum and Nutmeg in a tiny hidden house called Nutmouse Hall in the broom cupboard

of Rose Cottage (but it is still a secret so don’t tell anyone).


This time they are extraordinarily busy baking, bottling and pickling for Christmas and the house looks



But soon they find out that the children of Rose Cottage, Arthur and Lucy, are facing not getting any

Christmas presents because their father is too poor to buy any and the chimney is bricked up so that

Santa won’t be able to get through! Worst of all, they didn’t get any presents last year either.


Horrified by the thought, the two do-good mice set out to save Arthur’s and Lucy’s Christmas, even

though it involves a frightening visit to the horrible Baron Toymouse…


Emily Bearn once again describes the lives and adventures of two wonderful characters in an enthralling,

exciting and friendly way, recommended for anyone over seven years old. As a Christmas treat, some

mouth-watering (both for humans and mice) seasonal recipes from the larder are included at the back.

Illustrations are by Nick Price and you can find it on or at Egmont.

A Scandanavian Christmas Tale, The Tomten


Santa Claus is all good and well, but sometimes it is fun to explore how other countries celebrate Christmas with

your kids as an educational and culturing experience from the comfort of your own home.


One of the best ways to do this is through books, since Santa Claus’ story is in essence a fairy tale, there is no

better way to explore other country’s folklore than through the written word and pictures.


One of our favourite Christmas stories here at theirlittleworld is from Scandanavia and is called The Tomten.

In Scandanavia, the name of Tomten varies, but the character stays the same. In Sweden, it is Tomten, in

Denmark and Norway it is Nisse and in Finland it is Tonttu!


The Tomten is an elfin creature who cares for the farms and its inhabitants at night. He doesn’t live on the North

Pole, but perhaps in a forest nearby, or in Denmark he lives on Greenland, and in Finland he lives in Lapland;

he doesn’t come down the chimney at night, but through the front door, delivering the presents directly to the

children. In Sweden, Denmark and Norway some still put out a bowl of porridge for him on Christmas Eve.


Discover Tomten through a Scandinavian Christmas story by Astrid Lindren, available online at

and in most of your local bookstores!

Sugar Cookies


What You Will Need:


1.5 cups butter, softened

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt



1 pound powdered sugar

5 tablespoons meringue powder or 1/4 cup pasteurized egg whites

2 tablespoons water

food colouring (optional)


What To Do:


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  4. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter.
  7. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.



  1. Combine powdered sugar and meringue powder or egg whites in a mixing bowl and beat on low speed.
  2. Add water drop by drop. (Do not let the mixture get runny)
  3. Beat until the mixture holds a trail on the surface for five seconds when you raise the mixer from the bowl.
  4. If you like, you can tint the icing with a few drops of food colouring.

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