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Christmas & all the trimmings!!!

by on Jan.04, 2010, under The Family

all the snow we had!!! :(

all the snow we had!!! :(

December turned out to be rather busy, as I’m sure most parents find!!!

Between working, keeping “house”, being a mum, taxi services to the older kids!, shopping for (& wrapping) presents for five kids and a huge network of family, making & baking, preserving & pickling…….

Decorating the Christmas Cake!

Decorating the Christmas Cake!

 

 

Quick kiss for Santa!

Quick kiss for Santa!

I also managed to create our usual “Santa scene” (plus an added nativity scene this year ) outside the house, provide the girls school with four hours of Disco, & a couple of hours “chocolate fountain” & “Candy floss” services to their Christmas Coffee Morning….

Recycled Nativity clothes!!!

Recycled Nativity clothes!!!

mary & joseph 2

Santa!!

Santa!!

Bodwen!

Bodwen!

…..Also managed to sneak in a few other “bits & Pieces!!!!!”  ;)

 

So by Christmas Eve having sent the three excited younger off-spring on their way, armed with empty Santa Sack to their beds…..it was with much joy I sat down to my traditional “Hot Pork” sandwich and a glass of wine……I have to say it is (always) the best part of Christmas for me, the excitement as a kid of Christmas Eve was almost too much too bare, as an adult witnessing my own kids excitement is ace but there is just something quite magical about Christmas Eve. By 9′oclock  my parents had left – which left the last two off-spring to be “persuaded” into an early retirement!!! Then the real work started – turning the lounge into “santa’s Grotto” !!!!!!

Santa's Grotto!!!

Santa's Grotto!!!

Christmas Day Lunch was highlighted with a toast to “Granddad Ron” with Nanny bravely holding on to her tears, his photo proudly sitting next to her placed there thoughtfully by Alethea! & also to Uncle Moss sadly missed by his family – & a quick toast to all those who couldn’t be with us for whatever reason…..

Boxing day was traditionally celebrated with “cold meat & Pickles” (after Christmas Eve’s Hot pork sandwich probably my favourite meal) A day full of Karaoke, train sets & a glass or two of wine!!!!  ;)

I guess that’s Christmas done!!!  Today the four kids went back to school, decs are down, back to normal……

 

To all those “Twitter Peeps” who read this my sincere apologies for the lack of “tweets” from “TheBruvs” & “Mrdarcy” over the month of December I guess they have been busy also……Christmas takes up time for even the furry four-legged creatures!!!!!

Errr which pressie was this bow for??

Errr which pressie was this bow for??

Mr D wishing Christmas would hurry up!!

Mr D wishing Christmas would hurry up!!

Have you finished yet? - my head wrecks!!

Have you finished yet? - my head wrecks!!

Do I have to wear this?

Do I have to wear this?

Wishing you all a Very Happy, Healthy & Peaceful New Year – filled with Love, laughter whatever else your heart desires!!!!

 

take care Sharon….   ;)

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