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

I feel like Christmas has gone past in a blur. But at the same time we have done very little. That was intentional, we spend so much time running around that it was nice to have  some quiet time. For this reason I haven’t taken many photos over the Christmas period. It was nice to put the camera down.

On Christmas Eve we went to see Father Christmas at Lapland UK. The boys only found out a couple of days before that we were going. Monkey was incredibly excited. Kipper is still trying to get his head around the whole Christmas thing. But they both had a great time there. And considering we are bang splat in the middle of potty training it was a very relaxing day.

I don’t think I will forget Kipper’s face as he saw the elves for the first time. Or Monkeys when he got to deliver Conkers box to the toy factory full of the hearts for the soft toys they were making. Although Kipper did decide that he would eat most of the sweets rather than decorate the gingerbread. And Monkey’s cheeky nature got him in trouble with Father Christmas. Who did a deal to put him on the nice list!

For me it was just nice not to have to write a review and get the perfect Instagram photo.. think there maybe less of that in 2020. I hadn’t realised how stressful it makes days out.

I hope you all had wonderful Christmases and wishing you all a very Happy New Year.

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  1. Priscilla Stubbs Reply

    Pleased you had a relaxing Christmas. We had a quiet one and Arlo was a bit overwhelmed so we kept a couple of presents aside to be opened on Boxing Day

  2. Andrea Fletcher Reply

    Glad you had a good Christmas, it does seem to go so fast. Best Wishes for the New Year.

  3. James Travis Reply

    Happy you had a good Christmas. Always seems to go by so quick.

  4. Margaret Gallagher Reply

    A dream come true for you all – lapland would be amazing

  5. Carly Belsey Reply

    It’s definitely nice to have time out and just chill out and enjoy your family. Thank goodness for Christmas or I think we would all go mad with being too busy! It’s nice to do nothing sometimes. I bet Lapland was so much fun

  6. Nigel Soper Reply

    I know that often instinctively one feels quite down time is time wasted but I think it is important and essential

  7. I’m not over keen on Lapland UK, we went once in the past and didn’t think much of it. It’s great your boys enjoyed it, perhaps it has improved

  8. Pleased the boys both enjoyed Lapland UK, albeit in different ways.

  9. Glad to hear that you have managed to have a break from things. we all need that from time to time!

  10. We’re seriously considering booking Lapland UK next Christmas, we really missed it this time around! It looks like they loved it! Happy New Year lovely x

  11. I’m really glad you got to switch off the past week or so. It’s been really nice to just chill, hasn’t it! Happy New Year to you all xx

  12. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year – I didn’t take hardly any pictures this Christmas either, it’s quite nice just to put the camera down for a bit isn’t it? Lapland UK always looks so amazing, I’d love to take my boys one year, I bet they’d love it!

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