Christmas Camp 2012

We recently returned from a fab Christmas camp 🙂  Loved all of it, the friends, the food, the location,the hostel, the chatter, the cakes, the crafting, just everything 🙂

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The hostel layout really worked, a huge games room with tv, pool table and lots of sofas for the kids to relax and play in and a small ‘teachers room’ with sofa and chairs and a dining room (though these were a little on the small side but you can’t have everything) adjoining the kitchen for the adults to relax, eat cake and chat in 🙂

Music rigged up, kitchen ready for Christmas 🙂

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The hostel is within walking distance to Ironbridge and had two lovely walks and visited the Iron Bridge museum 🙂

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There was also a very good chippery 🙂

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We hardly saw the girls all week! They had such a lovely time and we completely lost them when the Hamptons arrived for a visit, I don’t think they moved from the sofa for 2 days!!

The Christmas music was fab, I enjoyed playing the recorder 🙂  There are certainly many talented musicians among us! 🙂 The kids play and talent show went really well, they were all brilliant 🙂 Especially loved sotp C’s song and the Gangnam Style finale 🙂

Crafting was mostly done by the adults, including some of the Dads 🙂

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I finished my very first crocheted monster which did somersaults but has since lost the ability to do so! 🙂

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Katy did a great job coordinating Christmas dinner and it was good to see the Dad’s in the kitchen too 🙂

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With a little help from Skye and SB 🙂

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‘Christmas Day’ was full of great food, lovely festive music, fabulous Secret Santa’s. I loved my home made game of Quarto, thanks HH 🙂 It is beautiful and has been played with lots already 🙂

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I was really pleased with the way my home made chai latte turned out, I had to try some obviously 😉 The recipe can be found here 🙂

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I also made some Christmas decorations and biscuits 🙂

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Wayne loved his gift of spicy nuts and enjoyed putting his together 🙂

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Poppy made (and received!!) a gorgeous pencil/make up brush case 🙂

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Skye made a lovely fabric heart and a fimo necklace and bracelet but I don’t seem to have a photo

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There was also the annual dumpling tossing 😉

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Big thanks to everyone for making it so fab and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas xx

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