Merry Christmas 2015

I still have a few posts to catch up on before the end of the year but I would just like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas. I hope Santa brings you everything you asked for 😉  

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Christmas Hair

Just a quick catch up really. I was planning on writing this post before Christmas but time got away from me. The pictures are not great and taking better pictures is something I want to work on this year. I tend to snap and go rather than stage photos. It’s a bit more natural but they don’t always turn out great. These photos for instance suffer from bad lighting as they were taking early in the morning before Little Lady went to school.

Anyway, enough waffling. During the last week of school little lady wore her hair in a different Christmas style every day.

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Day 1 – Christmas jumper day (Friday) and it’s a snowman

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Day 2 – (Monday) a simple plait with a Christmas bow

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Day 3 – Santa

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Day 4 – a star

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Day 5 – Rudolph

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Day 6 – (Friday) a Christmas tree with a star on top

They are not perfect but we loved doing them and a lot of the staff at Little Lady’s school commented to me how much they loved seeing all the different designs. I need new ideas for next year now 😀

Merry Christmas – kind of

Don’t worry I haven’t completely lost my marbles. I do know it’s February.

Last Saturday I was driving home from parkrun when my mam rang. I pulled over and she asked if I would call in on my way home. She panicked me a little bit as we see her quite often so there’s not much that can’t wait til the next time we see her (which would have been on the Sunday in this case).

As a dutiful daughter I called in on my way home. She lives 2 streets away from me 😉 Even more worrying was when she asked “Promise you won’t be cross?” I couldn’t promise. I didn’t know what she was going to say. All sorts of scenarios were running through my mind at this point.

“Close your eyes and put your hands out” which I did and was presented with a lovely lovely jumper.

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Excuse my mad hair!
“Merry Christmas” she said!

Apparently mam had bought it for me for Christmas after I had commented on it when one of the girls at youth club had worn it, and she put it somewhere so safe she had forgotten about it! She was afraid I’d be cross! I was made up that I’d been given a new jumper!

Have you ever forgotten about a Christmas present? Or had one really late?

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to say a quick thank you to all of you who have read, liked and commented on this blog this year. I appreciate every single one of you and the fact that you take the time to come here and visit me really makes me smile. I hope you all have a very happy Christmas and a healthy and happy new year.

I am hoping to post again before the new year but we are visiting family and well, you all know how busy it can be over Christmas.

Merry Christmas everyone

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Looking a lot like Christmas

So close to christmas now. Only 4 sleeps to go and I still haven’t finished wrapping yet. I seem to be getting less and less festive the closer it gets 😦 I was very disappointed when I pulled all the decorations out of the attic. The front room looks very bare this year and I’m not sure why? I don’t know if I missed a box of decorations or if they have always looked this sad? Anyway I now have a challenge for next year. To make/buy more decorations ready for next Christmas. I haven’t got much to say so I’ll leave you with pictures of our (very sparse) decorations.

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A present from a German christmas market. Thanks Mam xx

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I love his little dangling legs and would love a Santa to match if I can find one.

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There will be no fire in our fireplace 😦

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And what christmas post would be complete without a picture of Little Lady on her way to school on Christmas jumper day?

Christmas Wrapped Up

Well I made it half way through Blog Every day in November. Not too bad I suppose. :/

I have been quite busy the last couple of weeks. Along with a group of other Christians I have been teaching 7 year olds about the first Christmas. Recent statistics have shown that as high as 70% of young children do not know that Jesus was born in Bethlehem! I find that extremely shocking. (If I could remember where the stats came from I will post a link) Christmas has become so commercialised that the reason behind it often gets forgotten.

These past 2 weeks we have seen over 20 year 2 school groups trying to lower the stats. The sessions we ran were fun and informative (we thought so anyway lol!) The kids got to dress up, they did 2 different crafts and I even had to do a bit of magic!!

Only 2 more school groups to go next week and we are done for this year. It has been tiring but on the up side I am feeling very Christmassy now 🙂 I have had to say goodbye to a good friend of mine though 😦 Bye Luc see you next year x

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