The run up to Christmas…

I more or less declared ‘half term’ the week leading up to Christmas camp, so the end of November. The girls did do some maths and English but not a great deal else in terms of ‘workbook’ type things. They did lots of crafting and baking though! Unfortunately we have done very little in the way of ‘home made’ gift for Christmas this year, despite me having lots of ideas. I am definitely going to make more of an effort for next year 🙂 Saying that we have made lots of decorations our tree looks lovely, every few days there seems to be something else added that has been created by one of us 🙂


We did make some cards 🙂


We visited a friend who has just got a 7 week old St Bernard. Seriously cute 🙂



Poppy bought herself a guitar 🙂 Just need to get some lessons sorted. Thankfully I have a musically talented cousin who I might be speaking to 😉


We spent a lovely day in London recently. We stayed overnight just outside London, had a lovely meal at Prezzo and the following day got the train to Camden Town. If someone had said that we would be able to spend the WHOLE day in Camden I would not have believed them, but we did. It was fab 🙂 The girls had been saving their money and they got themselves some gorgeous hand painted pumps.

We managed to get a few Christmas presents, there were so many things I would have liked to have got the girls but it makes it difficult when they are with you!

We came home via the cinema to watch The Life Of Pi. A very visually beautiful film 🙂

The girls spent a night at Nana and Papa’s and Wayne went out for a drink with an old school friend which gave me the perfect opportunity to start on the wrapping. It took hours!!!

Today we went to see The Hobbit as a pre-Christmas treat. Loved it 🙂 Can’t believe we have to wait for another year for part 2 of 3 though!!

So the next few days are pretty busy, Christmas eve, quick food shop in the morning, visiting Wayne’s Mum at lunch time and doing present exchanges, home then out for Christmas Eve walk with our friends. Christmas Day we are on our own until late afternoon then my parents arrive, Boxing day at friends for bring and share dinner. Thursday Poppy’s ‘sister’ F arrives from Germany! 😀

We also have a family Christmas get together, my birthday and our friends from France are coming for a couple of days!

Time for Baileys I think! 🙂


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. oldmanorborn
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 00:32:43

    Exciting times ahead :-).


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