Happy 'post' Crimbo people! I hope you all had a lovely time!
We had a delicious dinner cooked at my Mum's house on the 21st with all the clan. Then we headed back home to our little house for a 'quiet-ish' xmas with just us three.
I loved the whole Santa thing, I suggested that Father Xmas might like a mince pie and a glass of wine, and maybe a carrot for the reindeers...littlun was straight on to it.
she kept re-arranging them on the breadboard, moving them a fraction and saying 'that's better! each time. Then she went away for a bit, then came back with a little drawing and put it by the wine and the mince pie. Then I started to feel a bit bad for lying to her so much.
Anyway, eventually I got her up to bed so I could start making footprints in the ash from the fireplace.
In the morning I think she was a bit over-whelmed by the notion that 'he' had actually been, and had actually left a monkey (thats what she asked him for).
she was really happy with her inflatable dinosaur.
We attempted a xmas walk, but with a sleeping tot in the car, we just nodded off after a cup of tea and a mince pie! We did stop by to take a picture though.
Whilst I started
The scene of someone who very rarely cooks, attempting to make wild mushroom and Camembert pies with roasted veg and sprouts. Unglamorous. I did envision myself calmly pulling out neat trays of beautiful food whilst sporting a sequin mini dress, red nail varnish and sparkly earrings. Well that never happened.
...but luckily some food did happen, although with a toddler meltdown, she didn't eat a single mouthful of it, she had crackers and Dairylea instead.
I ended up exhausted and dishevelled, glugging down red wine and trying to stay awake in time for Downton Abbey.
Happy times, Yay!!! XXX