Friday, 30 December 2016


Busy busy busy, Christmas fun, crafting, family, parties.

Rob made a wreath with the tree trimmings.

 Fun with hexbugs.

We went to Waddesdon with mum.  It was gorgeous.  They've set up a fire outside the cafe, with sheepskins on the chairs.  A perfect spot for hot chocolate.

The lights were beautiful.  I love these ones in the trees.

Every 15 minutes the house is lit up to music.

There was a light installation by Bruce Munro, thousands and thousands of lights gently changing colour.  Phone photos do not do it justice.

The gardens were lit up too.

Rob and I went to his work Christmas party.  Meanwhile Mum took the kids to the local panto. They *loved* it, and Betsy persuaded us to get tickets for later in the month.

We made some Christmas decorations.

We met friends in the woods for games and mince pies.

We went to Mead Open Farm for their Christmas activities.  There was an Elf School, a 3D film, winter wonderland, and Father Christmas.  The kids *loved* it (so much to love this month!)

Meg lost a tooth, and took the opportunity to ask the tooth fairy for an increase.

We had a great time at the Christmas Fair at TVAP.  Each family had a stall.  There was guess the name of the teddy, guess how many marbles in a jar, lucky dip, a tombola, craft stalls.  We had a nerf shooting range, and sold decorations.    It was lots of fun.

Zoe's family hosted a Sostice party in the woods behind their house.  Singing, games, food.

Rob and I got zoo membership for the kids for Christmas, so we took them on the 23rd.

I decorated the Christmas cake.

I worked on Christmas Eve.  Rob's parents arrived.  I planned for the big dinner, 13 people this year!

Christmas Day was so busy, I only took these photos!  A lovely (exhausting) day.

Boxing Day.

A friend's birthday party in the woods.  Meg made the card with a kit she got for Christmas.

Tomorrow we are going to see the pantomime, the final performance.  Lovely way to end the year!

Happy New Year, here's to 2017.

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