One Mother’s Insane Journey to Christmas
Well, it’s been a very busy couple of weeks, and I’ve barely done a thing to get ready for Christmas. I had a wedding to go to at the weekend, so most of my time has been spent getting ready for that.
I did, however, manage to find a present for my youngest boy, Samuel, who is three. It was a great find, lots of figures from his favourite tv programme along with a few cars and houses, all for £11 from a charity shop. I was very pleased with myself about finding those.
I also had to get a ‘secret santa’ present. Quite a large group of friends and I do this every year, to save us all lots of money buying everyone a present, we all put our names in a hat each picking one and then we just buy for that one person. I wanted to get something really special for this person as she has had a difficult year, and I think I found something she will really like. I won’t say what though, just in case she sees this!
Now just the rest of the family to buy for……. I’m thinking of getting Janette a book about snails. What do you all think?
Christmas and Chocolate
So, it’s the beginning of December and that can only mean one thing…. Chocolate for breakfast every day!
My eldest child, Jack, is allergic to milk, but being 6 he wants the same advent calendars as everyone else, this year it HAD to be Doctor Who. I bought him the calendar he had chosen, but the chocolate inside had milk in it meaning he couldn’t eat it. So, I slid the tray out of the box, removed all the little tasty chocolate treats (ate them all in ten minutes), cleaned out the tray, melted some chocolate that he could eat and piped it into the little moulds, left it to set and the slid the tray back in.
I do this every year, and it seems pretty win-win to me, he gets the calendar he wants, and I get twenty-four little chocolates to eat on the last day of November!
Do you have advent calendars in Spain? Tell me everything…
p.s, Jack came back from school with chicken poxs yesterday so he doesn’t want to have his picture taken. Chicken Pox and Christmas, I can’t believe it!! I will try and post a picture of him and my youngest, Samuel, later.