Three years ago we moved house in December and I swore that I would never ever do it again. But of course, we’ve just done it, again. So we’re now pretty much pre Christmas house moving PROS, right? Although I really do mean it when I say that we definitely will not be doing it again! Because of all the chaos that comes with moving house, I felt like we have sort of missed out on the build up and the excitement on the run up to Christmas. Which is usually my favourite part. I mean, we left it so late to get our tree that they had even reduced them to half price! It’s meant that I have been absolutely determined to make the most of our Christmas break this year by cramming in lots of festive activities.
We already went Ice Skating in November. And we enjoyed our annual winter wonderland break to Center Parcs where we visited Father Christmas at the beginning of December. And since breaking up from work we have been shopping together for last minute gifts and for hot chocolates at our favourite garden centre. We spent Christmas day with Josh’s side of the family and boxing day with mine. And we hosted a little brunch for friends today too. I’ve eaten more Turkey in the last few days than I have all year, drunk bucks fizz with breakfast for three days in a row and I have discovered a new found love for mince pies. Isn’t festive food just the best?! Although I am pretty sure my jeans beg to differ!
Tomorrow we are off for a family day out to the 02 to see Disney on Ice Passport To Adventure. Bella is suuuuper excited as she is totally Disney obsessed. I am sure she is going to absolutely love it. It features some of the characters from our favourites like the Lion King, Peter Pan and Frozen. It is on until the 30th with three showings each day. There are plenty of tickets still available here if you fancy going along too!
We’re also planning to take a drive around the surrounding villages one evening this week to see all the Christmas lights. We try to do this every year and it’s something we all really enjoy. If we get a dry day between now and the New Year then I am sure we’ll visit one of our local National Trust properties too, wrapped up warm of course and armed with a flask of hot chocolate! I’m not sure I can face the sales this year. Not with two kids in tow anyway, so I’ll stick to browsing online instead!
We are having a lovely Christmas break, which is much needed after moving house. There are no huge plans in place for New Years Eve this year due to Hugo still being so young. But I’m actually quite looking forward to having a quiet one! Especially as I know the chaos will resume shortly as soon as the house renovations start in the New Year!
How has your Christmas been? What did you get up to?
*We have been kindly gifted tickets to Disney On Ice in exchange for a mention in this post, although all words are of course my own*