Living Arrows 52/53 {2018}

‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Over the weekend we went to see Father Christmas at a local National Trust house. I booked it several months ago, looking for something that was as uncommercial as possible. After our mini break last weekend which was the total opposite I wanted to remind the boys that its not all about bling and huge gifts. We arrived just as it was opening and walked along a woodland (extremely muddy) trail to listen to a Christmas story. Before getting a chance to meet the big man and have a photo taken. There was hot chocolate on hand to warm us up and it was obvious that the people working there had gone to a lot of trouble to make as perfect as possible.

Kipper at 2.5 wasn’t 100% sure on standing next to Father Christmas and took a lot of coxing and bribery to stand next to his brother. Monkey was amazed by the fact that he wasn’t keen. Which sparked a totally unbelievable story in his mind of when he was the same age and also wasn’t very keen. It was a very traditional experience and exactly what I was after.

Afterwards we had breakfast in the cafe before heading home to get on with the last of the Christmas errands. As I sit here and write this on Sunday night I still have about half the presents to wrap and a couple of things to pick up tomorrow morning. Which considering at the beginning of the week we hadn’t done anything other than order the Turkey I am very impressed with.

So from my family to yours I wish you a very Merry Christmas xx

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  1. Margaret Gallagher
    December 24, 2018 / 11:50 am

    HO HO HO HO HO HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS so exciting for you all

  2. December 24, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    Sounds like you’ve made great strides this week and you’ll be on top of everything in time for Christmas! Have a wonderful time with your family x

  3. December 24, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Awww it sounds like you’ve had a fab week. Merry Christmas!

  4. paula cheadle
    December 27, 2018 / 11:33 am

    hope you all had a good Christmas

  5. Lynn Neal
    December 28, 2018 / 8:50 am

    Christmas preparations are stressfull but so exciting at the same time!

  6. December 29, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    Oh bless him, he really doesn’t look sure about standing so close to Father Christmas! My daughter is really nervous of him, she prefers to keep her distance! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. x #LivingArrows

  7. Samantha O'D
    December 29, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    Lovely photos, hope you had a great christmas

  8. Sarah Roberts
    December 30, 2018 / 1:50 am

    What a wonderful experience to take together, you will have a lovely memory of it

  9. December 31, 2018 / 10:01 am

    I’ve never thought to see FC at a National Trust but this sounds lovely – I’ll look up local ones next year. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas x

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