Festive

December. Oh, December. Half way through already. That can’t be right.

The house is feeling festive. Lots of twinkling lights in the evening. A more Christmas past, as I’ve had no time to add much new. I’m glad I made the mistletoe and my needlefelted King Winter earlier. It has been busy. School events, work project deadlines to hit and exam tension to juggle.

To add to the fun, along with me being hit with more sick days in December than the rest of the year put together, the telephones and internet are still playing up. I’m now on first name terms with our telephone engineer and he has learnt that he can explain the problem using proper terms and I will understand. Yes, I am a mother but I can put CEng after my name. Hear me roar… just not too loud as it will set me off coughing again. Er hmm.

(Youngest’s homemade jumper for Christmas Jumper Day today)

In between, there have been events to attend. We were given tickets to see the Yeovil pantomime, which was more fun than I thought it would be. First time we’ve been to a panto as a family.  Very impressed with the theatre too. Will be keeping an eye on future productions, for sure.

Last school Christmas concert in the village church, this week, as Youngest is in his final year.  He was a narrator. He learnt his lines and delivered them perfectly.

Highlight of the week was going to Bath Abbey and listening to the children singing carols. Several primary schools came together for the service. Youngest stood up in the pulpit and read part of the Christmas story to everyone. It really was magical and made me very happy.

We had a mere sprinkling of snow, which I was relieved about. I’m not keen on driving in the snow and ice, especially as it has been a lot of coming and going this week.

Older teen has finished her mocks and is home now. Middle teen has a half day and then she is home for the holidays. Youngest’s school breaks up this afternoon. I still have work to finish, but I’m hoping to move down a gear for the run up to Christmas. Be nice to finish the table runner I started a few weeks ago…..

Hope your week is going well and full of festive fun.

Joining in with #wotw

29 thoughts on “Festive

  • Friday 15 December, 2017 at 12:37 pm
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    A wonderfully festive week. My daughter’s carol concert is in a local church on Monday and she has a couple of lines, so she’s excited. I am sick of the snow, you’re lucky to have avoided it! How lovely that your kids are breaking up today, we have another week here. Enjoy the holidays then x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  • Friday 15 December, 2017 at 1:58 pm
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    Oh what a lovely jumper. Our boys have their sweater day today. All our Christmas activities have been rearranged due to the snow but we will manage to get to and enjoy everything, I keep adding to decorations around the house, can’t HELP it!

  • Friday 15 December, 2017 at 5:36 pm
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    There’s barely a minute to take a breath in December is there ! The homemade jumper is fantastic. My two still have a full week left at school, not sure how we will all get through it as we are more than ready for a break. Have a lovely weekend x

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:36 pm
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      You too.

  • Friday 15 December, 2017 at 8:43 pm
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    Awww you must be so proud of your son, well done! Bath abbey is beautiful place to walk around! Have a fab weekend X #wotw

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:38 pm
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      It certainly was a lovely setting.

  • Friday 15 December, 2017 at 9:28 pm
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    Ahh! It sounds like a very festive week for you!
    My girl is reading in the carol concert at the church and I can’t wait. I think I will cry. It’s her last year in primary school so it’s something special.
    That Christmas jumper is fab! Well done your boy x

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:38 pm
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      The last year is special.

  • Friday 15 December, 2017 at 10:31 pm
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    Sorry to hear you haven’t been well but it does sound like you’ve had a festive week. I love your homemade Christmas jumper, it’s so twinkly too!
    #wotw

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:39 pm
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      He had fun wearing it. Ended up standing up in assembly to show all the school.

  • Saturday 16 December, 2017 at 8:05 pm
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    It sounds like you’ve got all the right conditions for Christmas there: a bit of snow, decorations made ahead of time, carol singing here and there, a gussied-up Christmas sweater – all except being sick, which I hope will soon be entirely gone!

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:40 pm
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      Much better now, thank you. 🙂

  • Sunday 17 December, 2017 at 12:53 pm
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    It certainly is scary that it’s the middle of the month already! Sounds like you have a lot on. #mmbc

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:40 pm
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      Rushing by, for sure.

  • Sunday 17 December, 2017 at 3:44 pm
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    December is manic here too but have now broken up for the hollibobs so at least there’s a little less rushing around! Loving the homemade jumper and those cloves on those oranges! #mmbc

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:40 pm
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      Nice to have a break from the routine.

  • Sunday 17 December, 2017 at 9:54 pm
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    I’m relieved the snow has gone too although it was rather nice having a day off because of it. There are still a few snowman remnants around but they’re all muddy and dirty looking now.

    It was our Christmas craft session at the wildlife group I run today. I’m not particularly crafty but fortunately all of the children were! Lovely to see their imaginations working overtime and personalising the crafts they made.

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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      Wildlife crafting sounds like a good day to me.

  • Monday 18 December, 2017 at 11:06 am
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    I absolutely love the lights on the Christmas jumper. Brilliant idea!

    I sympathise with your Internet problems, ours has been a bit unreliable over the last month too :o(

    #MMBC

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:42 pm
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      Still having problems, but at least the phones are working.

  • Monday 18 December, 2017 at 5:19 pm
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    I love the Christmas jumper, how fun! Your table runner is so pretty, too. I hope you manage to slow down a little in the run up to Christmas, it can get so tiring can’t it? If I’m not back on the blog, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas x

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:44 pm
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      And wishing you a wonderful Christmas too.

  • Monday 18 December, 2017 at 6:10 pm
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    December is certainly flying by. I love your Youngest’s Christmas jumper and the table runner looks so pretty. Hope you manage to find time to slow down a little in the run-up to Christmas. #WotW

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:45 pm
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      Calming down now, thank goodness.

  • Monday 18 December, 2017 at 6:56 pm
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    Hi, I not sure where the time is going I can’t believe that its Chrimas in a week, what a wonderful jumper to wear on jumper day.

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:45 pm
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      He had fun wearing it.

  • Monday 18 December, 2017 at 6:59 pm
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    I forgot the #MMBC sorry

  • Tuesday 19 December, 2017 at 11:12 pm
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    Being ill in December is horrid, there is so much to do and make, hoping you are over your cough quickly, love the jumper.

    • Friday 22 December, 2017 at 12:46 pm
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      Isn’t it just! Feels like every ill was waiting to hit me in December.

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