Fours Years of blogging – and Christmas too!
Well, well, well. I didn’t expect to still be here blogging after four years! Yet here we are.
A lot has happened since I began this and no doubt more will as we creep forward, one day at a time, into the future. We’ve had our ups and downs, there’s been lots of work, then no work at all, friends have come, others have gone – do I feel at odds to the loss? No, of course not… in some cases I am relieved. Family time has been great, especially as me and my wife watch our children grow up, that’s been rather magical really.
So, what’s the clan been up to of late? Well…
We took the kids to see Father Christmas last weekend. They loved it, especially as he took the time to chat to them about whether they’ve been good throughout the year or not – of course they’ve been good.
One of the first things that Alex uttered, very matter of factly with his arms flailing, was that Father Christmas is called ‘Father Christmas and NOT Santa!’ Thank goodness Mr. Christmas played along with the discussion.
Two happy (good) little bunnies, all beaming with joy.
Christmas time also means the traditional school Nativity play.
Here’s the one that Mana‘s class put on. I’m not entirely sure what it was about, but it was something along the lines of two children going back in time to learn about the first ever Christmas. Don’t worry, I won’t complain about the inclusion of three wise men here, despite the fact that we don’t know how many “wise men” were supposedly present at this meeting.
Here’s Mana, performing her part as an angel. She also acted as a guide to the little boy on her left, he’s completely blind now, but he still likes to join in with the fun… and why not?
They all seem to be enjoying themselves.
And this is the nursery Nativity play, taking place the next day.
Alex here, doing his bit as a snowflake – in his Oscar winning costume – lovingly crafted by his parents. What do you mean it’s just a pillow case with decorations stuck to it? The nerve…
Father Christmas put in another appearance today as well!
Lots of happy faces as the kids compare their gifts. Mana lovingly supports her brother. Awwww.
‘Daddy, Daddy. Look what I got. A Cyberman. I don’t like it!’
Let’s just nip into the TARDIS and go somewhere to get him something that he DOES like then. Well, that’d be great if it weren’t for two reasons;
1/ That’s the wrong key to the wrong model of TARDIS.
2/ The TARDIS isn’t real, sorry to break it to you like this. It’s just a box.
He’ll just have to wait until Christmas Day then, hopefully something more to his liking will turn up.
Bye for now then.