Sunday, 25 December 2011

Days 21-24

Ooops, slipped a bit here, haven't I?

The truth is, we've gone off piste, and it always happens - the activity advent is fantastic in the first half of the month when it's early enough to be excited but not yet completely busy with preparation. It gets us in the spirit without being prescriptive. But by the week of Christmas we're all ready to be a little more spontaneous - we don't actually need the prompts any more.

So, we have been to see Arthur Christmas, we've made and sprinkled reindeer food, we've played board games, we've wrapped and cooked, we've hung our stockings, we've been carol singing, we've been to the annual Christmas Eve service next door, we've baked our glorious ham ...

And now it is Christmas morning and I am slowly pottering about before the little ones get up. I reckon I've got about 10 more minutes so if you'll excuse me, there are birds to be fed and coffee to be drunk and then merriment to be made.

Have a lovely Christmas if you celebrate it; otherwise I wish you a very happy day anyway!


  1. It all sounds perfect to me :) Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas! K x

  2. You were up before your children? But why???

    A happy happy day to you all


  3. Merry Christmas!
    (My girls wore their headbands to church this morning to show off to EVERYONE. And they were very excited that 'Santa even wrapped them!!!!!')

  4. merry Christmas to you and all the cookies, hope it's a truly magical time x

  5. Christmas Eve service: check. Coffee-drinking: check. Bird-feeding: about to happen. Up before the children: DREAM ON.

    Hope you have had a wonderful day so far!!!!

  6. I hope you have all had a lovely day. Happy Christmas.

  7. As my 8 year old got up at 4am I was not up before the children!! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas xx

  8. Up before your children?!!! Either you were up super early or your children sleep in. If they did, what's your secret?!!!!

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you!

  9. Ohhh, all those fun activities! It sounds as though you had a wonderful Christmas -- I certainly hope so!

  10. Happy Christmas Dottie, hope you had a fab time. Jane x


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