Thursday, 29 December 2016

Our Christmas

I hope you all had a very happy Christmas and that these in between days have been full of tasty leftovers and a chance to relax and recharge. 

Our Christmas day was just the four of us.
G and I woke up before the children and were sat up in bed waiting for them to bring their stockings in to us!
The day was very mellow with everyone doing, or not doing, whatever they wanted.
Our tradition of silly table presents made sure lunchtime was entertaining.
S looked twinkly in her tinsel headband

T preferred wearing G's gift

because his gift was a false beard (purchased when he was consistently clean shaven) and the adhesive strips pulled out his real beard!
G's t-shirt and the beard merged into one and made him look like a member of ZZ Top.

Finally here's me in my elf hat. And yes I am wearing the false beard too in case you were wondering.

Boxing day T had to go into work and my family joined the 3 of us for breakfast.

The following day, and back to being 4 again, we hopped on the train to Salisbury and spent some time with G's family.

It's been a quieter Christmas and a bit different at times because the children are growing up, we've given and received some fabulous presents, there's been fun and laughter and we have been lucky enough to make some more happy family memories.


  1. Your Christmas looks good, thanks for sharing your photo's... Fun!
    It's always nice to make more happy family memories.

    Can you believe that in a few days it will be the New Year! Enjoy these last few days of 2016 and good wishes to you and yours for a Happy and Healthy 2017.

    All the best Jan

  2. Ha ha, I hope that beard didn't mop up the gravy. I think Christmas starts to feel very different as the children get older, time to start new 'grown up' traditions though. I'm always the first to wake up on Christmas morning so I start coughing or talking loudly so that the rest of the house wakes up too.

  3. Your table presents are always such fun! I'm glad you had a good Christmas :)

  4. I love the sound of your Christmas Day - quiet, relaxed but full of fun and laughter. The silly hats and beards are fantastic! Yes, your husband does look like one of the ZZ Top men! I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the holidays. Have a brilliant New Year!! x