Well it has been quite a struggle to get back into the swing of things after our extended Christmas Break, DH always takes 2 weeks off at Christmas (as opposed to Summer Holidays) and we spend all our time out visiting various places and looking at various Christmas things.
One of the things we did this Christmas was after visiting the Museum of Childhood was to walk along the Southbank visiting the German Christmas Market, very magical and Christmassy it was too, and me and the two younger boys all got new hats….
The photo I have of me in a hat isn’t the hat I bought so you will have to make do with just the boys….. lets just say my hat has a very very long tail coming from the top and is stripy….. lol.
We also had churros with cinnamon and chocolate sauce but didn’t want to eat too much as we had another treat in store. We walked to The Strand and had a drink in the Costa Coffee above Waterstones Bookshop and whilst we were in there we saw Michael Gove the Education Minister browsing for presents…. From Waterstones we walked to Covent Garden and watched some buskers and had a stroll around the market. Then we had a meal in the Battersea Pie Shop (which is in Covent Garden) of pie and mash as we thought the boys would eat that without too much protest, but the Paella they were selling outside of the shop did look very very yummy, so thinking another trip back there soon wouldn’t go amiss….. When everyone was full, we looked around a few more shops, particularly the Doc Marten shop for me and DH asked me which boots I liked the best, I picked a pair, totally unaware that he had already bought those particular boots for me for Christmas and they were sitting under the boys bed…… luckily for him too that I picked that pair and not a different pair of boots. Now the best was yet to come and we took the 3 boys to the Theatre, first time they had been to a theatre other than to see a Pantomime, and we saw The Woman in Black, very scary. Me and DH had seen it before (in fact DH says he has seen it 5 times now and he still jumped). The audience kept jumping and screaming and it seems a tradition that we take the boys to something scary every Christmas, definitely not intentional, we had only booked the theatre at midnight the night before, but they did enjoy it very much and eldest son says he is studying that book in his English and will be going to the theatre again to see it with the school….. methinks he should get some really good marks in his exam then.
We then went home with some very tired boys and had a great sleep in the next morning…… more on our Christmas later…. have a great weekend, take care. xx
It is very very windy here, not looking forward to the school run this afternoon. Luckily in the morning I stop outside the school and the boys jump out, but in the afternoon I have to go and collect them from their classrooms….. so glad I never bothered to do my hair properly this morning!!
I am still working on the new Valentine Digi Kit and it is all on target to be released next week…. but for now I thought I would show you a couple of photos I took whilst we were out and about before Christmas..
This photo was taken at the Museum of Childhood in Bethnel Green, London, I had a great time showing the boys all the toys I had when I was a child, and my 9 year old son loved the dolls houses.
And this one is all of us trying to squeeze onto a high backed and sided chair….. good job DH was taking the photographs there was definitely no room for him.
Right, off now to brave the elements, its also our pub quiz tonight, not sure how well we will do as one of our team members is missing this week, come to think of it I think we did our worst ever last week when we came 7th….. must have been the lethargy that follows Christmas I guess…. see you all tomorrow for a few more photographs….
Take care xx
Hi everyone, I am sorry I have been absent for so long, I was so busy with Christmas, having 10 children and also grandchildren means I have tons to buy and we also like to spend time over Christmas having days out, I would rather create memories with my children than buy them needless presents which get broken within weeks…. so that was what we did. More on that tomorrow.
For today I thought I would show you the cards that I sent this Christmas, I very nearly didn’t make them myself as time was passing so quickly but I know that some people look forward to my cards each year and I didn’t feel that I could disappoint them…. so here are 3 of the cards I sent….
And you know what, I cannot find the photograph of the third one….. which is a shame as it was very difficult to photograph as it had a glitter background. If I come across it I will put it up later. This year I really do intend to make 5 Christmas Cards a month ready for Christmas…. (yeah right!!).
So I am busily working on a new digi kit to be released next week, about time too, have been really slack and I have missed the designing bit, just wish Santa had brought me more hours in the day…. lol.
And a little bonus for you all, there is 50% off over my entire store until Sunday Night, so check it out and stock up for the new year and all the photos you have to scrap now that the holidays are over.
See you tomorrow…