‘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 Reply

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

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

  4. 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

  5. Sarah Roberts Reply

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

  6. 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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