Friday, 30 December 2011

The Days In Between

As well as having all the excitement that goes with the anticipation of Christmas day there was also the much anticipated arrival of T's big brother R who came to stay on Tuesday. After a long drive to get here we allowed him to eat before he had to join in with Just Dance 2 on the Wii.

T and R spent a fab day together on Wednesday popping into town together for a few hours, a spot of shopping and a trip to the temporary ice rink.

We've also tried out a couple of other new games

and S and I had a lovely time with her rock painting set.

There has also been some jigsaw time. Such a lovely Christmas scene, so many sweet details

but why is it my eyes keep being drawn to the bakery and the amazingly cute pudding?!

I love being in our dining room and even more so this Christmas. A lovely new addition is this 'these are a few of my favourite things' sign by my mum and C gave me as a thankful for cooking Christmas lunch. I was given it after we had eaten, maybe if I'd burnt it all I wouldn't have been given it!

Talking of Christmas lunch I saw these on Pinterest (where else?!) and made them for T and S as an alternative to the alcoholic cheesecake I made the adults.

They were a hit and will probably be made again.


  1. T & R are so alike! I bet they really enjoyed each others company. xxxx

  2. We've done lots of Just Dance too over the last couple of days, what is the Broadway Dance one like, looks really good! Love your silver deer on the mantle x Happy New Year to you all xx

  3. I love the in between days ... just time to relax and have family time, with no pressure!

    Have a great 2012 xxx

  4. Sounds like you had loads of fun over Christmas!

  5. How lovely for T to have his big brother over, they're so alike. Alcoholic cheesecake sounds delish but I'm quite partial to Smarties too, are they ice cream cones?

  6. I love that second photo - they appear to be having such a wonderful time!

    I, too, would be drawn to the bakery portion of the puzzle. And the adult cheesecake. And I'm sure you know who would be drawn to the Scooby game.

    (Will write a proper note soon!)

  7. Love just chilling after the hectic days pre Christmas,hope you're are getting some relaxing time too Lisa.
    Wishing you and your lovely family a very
    Y*e*a*r !

  8. Happy New Year to you all, Lisa x PS You and your mum are very alike x

  9. Just Dance is such fun!

    Happy New Year to you and your fabulously fun family.

    Victoria xx

  10. Oh I have not done a jigsaw for years...might have to dust one off!
    Happy New Year to you and your family