Our Monday routine has changed slightly and we've split our learning into two distinct parts. This means that we are able to eat an early lunch and attend lunch time mass here. Pip enjoyed helping Dave with lunch prep:
"Look mum I've made these ... oh know, not that thing again!"
After mass we visited this place and Pip had great fun pressing the buttons on the interactive Christmas books:
Using the Christmas displays as a backdrop we were able to take a December photo for our yearly calendar for family and friends. It was an interesting experience and I was reminded of the old adage: "Never work with animals or CHILDREN!!!" Still out of the twenty or so quick fire shots, Dave managed to capture some good images, whilst I was on the sidelines encouraging them to smile!
" Pip, you need to stand next to Benedict, who is looking very aloof!"
"Show Nanna and Grandad the teddy and yes, there's almost a smile from Mr B!"
At last! smiles all round and a well deserved cup of tea for everyone!
Festive treats, I love the gingerbread men.
Our Christmas tree which will be delivered a few days before the big day.
I also managed to buy a lovely potted display for a special friend:
"Dear friend, you are gone but not forgotten... eternal rest grant unto her O Lord and may your perpetual light shine upon her, Amen."