It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

This past week has been mostly preparing and finishing our secret santas for our forthcoming Christmas camp. I am really pleased with mine, now that i have tested it! I thought i might have to resort to a plan b but it seems to have worked out fine πŸ™‚ Just hope the receipent appreciates it!! Will post pics sometime after camp πŸ™‚

I set the girls a task to use pinterest to find inspiration for some Christmas/Winter art. I love their designs πŸ™‚

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Skye also made these very cute mini fimo snowmen.

mini fimo snowmen

In between all the art and craft the girls have done some bookwork, english, maths and geography πŸ™‚

Unfortunately Wayne didn’t manage to get the girls to their arts award session this week as they were sat in traffic for ages 😦 A real shame as they were supposed to be finishing off their animation which they didn’t get time to do at their last animation session 😦 Hopefully after camp they can get that sorted somehow. Sadly their arts awards sessions will not be continuing in the new year which is a shame. Instead I think they will be running Arts workshops every few weeks.

What else?? We had a lovely evening with The Manor Borns last Saturday, even though we were an hour late!! Sorry!! M cooked up a delicious spinach and ricotta canelloni πŸ™‚ We drove home in the pouring rain and the following morning woke up to flooding! 😦

We took a trip into Cambridge yesterday, we all needed a few new clothes and bits. The girls both wanted a second piercing in one ear so as an early Christmas treat they had that done πŸ™‚

We had some lunch and then headed to the Mill Road Winter Fair πŸ™‚ It was fab πŸ™‚ There were people outside their shops selling delicious food of every variety, we had some yummy chickpea curry with samosa and bhaji πŸ™‚ It felt like being on holiday, there were so many smells and sounds.

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I don’t think I have ever been to this part of Cambridge, maybe once to a restaurant for a friends birthday but not to browse or shop, I hadn’t realised how fab it is!!! We visited the Mosque which was open to the public and the girls had I had beautiful henna designs painted onto our hands. Unfortunately once they had dried, mine didn’t work as well as the girls but they are lovely πŸ™‚ I think I would enjoy doing henna, its like zentangle doodling πŸ™‚ The designs were so different, apparently each area has a different style, mine was Arabic πŸ™‚

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Gog Magog Molly were also there but didn’t spot G or D. Skye really wants to join Gog Magog but unfortunately they practice night clashes with something else 😦

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Looking forward to the next few weeks, Wayne finished work on Thursday so it will be good to have him around (I think!) πŸ™‚ We are off to camp today so I guess I should pack! Not even thought about Christmas shopping but that will wait πŸ˜‰

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol
    Dec 02, 2012 @ 15:34:28

    Finally getting chance to blog hop and catch up.
    Lovely pictures from the girls and I love the little snowmen.

    Reply

  2. oldmanorborn
    Dec 02, 2012 @ 20:35:24

    super wintry pictures. Loved reading this one.

    Reply

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