This was my reward for tackling the supermarket for last minute items and loading the car with the logs for the wood burner. It was God's gift to me, half an hour of peace and quiet at Leighton Moss! Note to self must do this next year :-)
Opening presents a knitting machine for Pip and a build your own catapult for Benedict.
A Lego Fr Leopold Celebrates Mass.
Sara setting the table~ it wasn't that cold it's just that she loved her snowman hat!
A flaming Christmas Pudding!
I cannot believe that I didn't take any pictures of the Christmas dinner, it was a case of eat it before it gets cold! Suffice to say it was the usual roast dinner fayre with extra accompaniments of bread sauce and sage and onion stuffing.
Later in the day we played a new board game entitled "Best of British" and it was a load of fun.
Sara and Tom stayed an extra night as many roads were impassable due to heavy and prolonged weather and so they took the kids to the cinema for two separate screenings. In the afternoon, Pip saw the "Good Dragon" and in the evening Benedict watched the latest Star Wars film, he was one happy chap!
Benedict spent the day with his cousin and Pip and I visited our home ed friends with their twin girls. We had a very busy and fun day; the kids drew pictures, played with their toys and watched a short film. After lunch we took their dog Alfie through the woods and into a field. The walk is literally five minutes from their house but at the top of the hill you have a wonderful 360 panoramic view of our city, the sea and the lake district fells. Pip and I both managed to slip in the mud so thank goodness for spare clothes :-)
Once home we were rewarded with a mug of steaming hot tea and a chocolate from the sweet tin. We played pin the nose on the snowman followed by filling some home made bird feeders to take home:
Pip and I visited Leighton Moss but were confined to the sensory garden and feeding stations since the majority of the paths were knee deep in water due to the recent heavy rains:
We have had some rather unusual visitors these past few weeks; first Abigail followed by Barney, Clodagh, Desmond and Eva. Storm Frank is now battering our shores so I guess tomorrow will definitely be a home day :-)
Christmas Blessings x
Christmas Blessings x