Happy New Year! 2018 already, cant believe how fast 2017 went (I’m sure it gets quicker each year). We had a busy end to the year getting ready for the man in the big red suit to arrive. We also had lots of toing and froing from our house. This is what we got up to in December.
December kicked off with a great weekend away in Cromer, Norfolk celebrating my father in laws 60th birthday. We stayed in a beautiful house and had a great time enjoying walks into Cromer and laughing lots while playing our parts in a murder mystery game.
December is always a busy time for the kids at school with lots of festive activities going on. There were visits from Santa on the school roof, Christmas jumper days and Christmas productions to name just a few. We were also lucky to get a day of snow which we spent with friends and the kids enjoyed playing outside for hours. Every December we get a visit from our elf Poppy who plays hide and seek with Zach and Amelia every morning.
Its a Christmas tradition in our house to go and watch the Pantomime at the Cliffs Pavilion in Southend. Again this year didn’t disappoint with a very funny performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. Zach was in stiches at the silly jokes Bobby Davro made. We have already booked our tickets for the December 2018 Panto (oh no you haven’t 🙂 ).
Christmas with the family
As we don’t currently have a kitchen we were unable to host Christmas dinner this year (pretty good excuse I thought). We got to spend two lovely days with all the family eating, drinking and exchanging presents. We also had fun playing lots of games, some got a bit too competitive! Check out my post for games to play next year Easy but fun Christmas games to play with all the family.
Christmas for me is having everyone together all squeezed round the table enjoying roast turkey with all the trimmings followed by too many desserts and lots of cheese and biscuits. You cant beat it! Apart from maybe the cold meat and pickles dinner on Boxing Day 🙂
Not the best time of year to have no heating but that’s what we faced in December when a whole new heating system had to be fitted. Luckily for us we had somewhere to move into for a couple of weeks so we didn’t have to sit in our coats and woolly hats. We moved back in just before Christmas day and managed to make the best of only having the lounge as our living space. It is now also our kitchen and dining room. We even fitted in a small Christmas tree as we couldn’t go without one.
Happy New Year!
We had a lovely time seeing in the New Year with friends. Followed by a nice New Years Day walk and stop off at the pub. Its always nice to reflect on the year that has just passed, and listen to everyone’s plans and resolutions for the year ahead. I don’t often set myself a New Years resolution as I don’t like the thought of not achieving it (which often happens). Unlike Amelia who’s resolution is to be able to do a handstand by the end of the year! Instead I have some goals in mind which I will work towards throughout the year. I enjoyed starting my blog last year and will work on growing and improving it this year. I still have so much to learn. There are lots of things that we need to achieve with the house this year and will be great when they are done and we can enjoy it.
Hope you had a great Christmas and best wishes for 2018! Thanks for taking the time to read my post. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.