hiveIt’s our first Christmas in our new home and I’m so incredibly excited, we’ve already decorated the house and the boys are enjoying every magical moment from switching on the Christmas lights to eating the chocolates off the tree! I really must move those… 

This year is a really special Christmas for us, we are finally in our forever home and as you know we’ve been renovating like crazy. The house is almost complete and I have to say although it’s been quite a stressful experience it’s also been very exciting. The one thing I have been thinking about and imagining to get me through this time is Christmas. When we were searching for our house we viewed many properties and the one moment I’d think about and try to imagine in that property was Christmas and how it could be for us. I imagined a large bay window with the Christmas tree in front of it, lights twinkling and a beautiful fire lit. We have all of those this year and it’s just so special.

On Saturday when decorating the tree I got the boys to help, they had so much fun and I actually filmed it so you can watch that on our YouTube channel tomorrow. Vinny loved putting the baubles on the tree and Renzo enjoyed looking at the twinkling lights, he even helped to switch them on using the Hive app.

hive homeYou all know we have and love Hive, we had it installed when we moved in over 6 months ago now and it makes our life so much easier (Read more about it in my first post here). We use Hive daily, whether it’s to pop the heating on, turn the lights off and more importantly now turn the Christmas lights on. Hive is apart of our family now and we couldn’t be without it.

hiveIf you want to become apart of the Hive family it’s a great time to get started. At the moment they have a Black Friday deal on, which is live until 1st December. The deal is offering 25% off selected products on Also if you purchase the Hive Welcome Home Plan you will receive a set of fairy lights. We have them and use the Hive plug to turn them on, so fab!  

Have you put your Christmas decorations up yet?

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