Christmas. A Chat with Lucy Green.

December 08, 2016

Christmas. A Chat with Lucy Green.

Today we speak with another favourite mama of mine. I first met Lucy through the wonderful ladies at The Digital Picnic. Lucy runs Baby Berry Collective. A wonderful place to explore all things baby & mummy. At Baby Berry Collective, you'll find the latest trends, best places to shop and also informative articles about all things children and baby. Please join me to welcome Lucy, as we have a chat about her Christmas. What her Christmas traditions are, from a Kiwi living in Melbourne perspective. 





1. Tell us a bit about yourself. Your Family. And what keeps you busy every day. 


My name is Lucy and I’m mum to Ethan (4) and Imogen (2) – I’m married to Mark and we’re all living here in Melbourne. I’m from NZ and my husband is from England but both our kiddie winks were born here in Australia. We’ve been here for 5 year now but it seems like just the other day that we arrived. I run a small online business called Baby Berry Collective that helps to promote other small businesses in the baby/child arena. Running my business and keeping up with my family definitely has me very busy indeed!


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2. What are your favourite Christmas Traditions?

I absolutely adore decorating the Christmas tree with my children. We have special decorations that were given to us from family members in NZ and England that we love to hang up each year. We talk about each of them and who gave them to us. I love talking about all our family with my children so they know who is who! Every night I just love seeing the children get excited when we turn the Christmas tree lights on – pure joy!

We also love to play Christmas music in the car when we’re out and about travelling around. We started doing this last year and have decided to make it our fun little tradition. The kids get really excited as they know it’s the build up to Christmas!



3. Make us drool over your favourite Christmas food! 

When we’re back in NZ, my amazing mum always does all the cooking – it’s SUCH a treat to not have to do it! She always does either a turkey or chicken and definitely some amazing salmon too. She does an incredible pavlova for pudding accompanied by sweet raspberries that my dad always grows in his garden. And not to forget a traditional Christmas pudding too. We always turn the lights off and set fire to the brandy surrounding the pudding, much to the children’s excitement! When we’re across here in Melbourne I do my best to recreate the same thing!  It’s never quite as good! But then nothing is as good as your own mums cooking!



4. Are you the "I'm done with Christmas Shopping with Christmas Tree all up by mid November" or "Nah. Let's put up the tree on Dec 20th  and hit the stores on Dec 23rd" type?

I definitely like to be super organized when it comes to Christmas – sad but true. I actually buy Christmas presents throughout the course of the year and even have a ‘present cupboard’ where I keep everything.  It means that when it comes to Christmas time, I’ve made a good head start on things and Christmas shopping isn’t stressful! I like to put the tree up on the 1st of December .



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5. What is the most important thing about Christmas for you?

Family. 100% family. Living away from our family is hard work. I miss them dreadfully. We try to get back to NZ every second year for Christmas. When we do, it’s utterly fantastic. Crazy, mad, and hectic but oh so lovely. When we’re not back in NZ, we’re trying hard to create new family traditions and experience what Melbourne has to offer! We have yet to do the big trip back to the UK to see my husband’s family – but when we do, it’ll be so exciting! I can’t wait for the children to have their first ‘white Christmas’!


 Choose between the following:


Christmas song: Jingle bells or I’ll be home for Christmas?

I'll be home for Christmas! 

Christmas food: Christmas Pudding or Mince pies
Christmas Pudding!

Christmas movie: Home Alone or How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Home Alone!


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1 Response

Lucy's Mum
Lucy's Mum

December 12, 2016

This is a lovely post about Lucy! We miss her and the family like crazy but have just had a lovely week in Melbourne with them xoxo

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