Pack in plenty of wintry fun this month, from grotto visits and festive theatre to yuletide markets and seasonal cinema.
The shop’s owner is possibly the friendliest person we’ve ever met, and chats away to me with Babu on her lap while I browse.
Don’t ask why it’s named after the revolting milk pudding you get with school dinners.
Bab Dad took everything extremely seriously and began painstakingly icing anatomically correct innards onto a gingerbread man.
Not your average kids’ shop by any means – and definitely one to bear in mind when you’re in the market for something a bit special.
Adam, AKA Bab Dad, has lived in Hampstead for two and a half years. He’s a doctor and dad to Bab, 2, and Margot the cat, 3.
Alana Wilson has lived in Bush Hill Park, Enfield, for 18 months. She is a primary school teacher and English lead and has a one-year-old daughter called Esme Clover.
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Sarah Issuree works as a part-time Latin teacher at a prep school in Knightsbridge. She has lived in Brockley for 11 months and has a 15-month-old daughter called Theodora and an eight-year-old step-daughter called Ava.
Huma Qureshi has lived in Crouch End for five years and has three sons: Suffian (4), Sina (nearly 3) and Jude (7 months). Huma owns online lifestyle store Our Story Time and previously worked as a Guardian journalist.