Feeling festive

It’s always fun to see the reindeer wreath go up on our front door. He made me smile when we returned home from the hospital with POD in 2010. Everyone loves him.

Daddy was away last weekend so the decorations were up earlier than usual. They look fantastic and POD is definitely embracing the festive spirit. The Christmas characters are often treated to a ride in her buggy – Father Christmas has already lost some beard as a result!

The hand-made advent calendar looks wonderful on the wall. POD has got to grips with opening presents on consecutive days now after accidentally unwrapping the wrong one.

Elf on the Shelf was introduced as a bit of fun for POD. She named him “Elf the Elf” but then settled on “Ben Elf”. Although she enjoys searching for him, the no touching rule doesn’t apply here and he’s often doing the splits!

We took the Eurotunnel to France recently and enjoyed a short break in Bruges. Those decorative displays in Europe never fail to make you feel festive! While we were there we also got to see the incredible Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival which is based on Disney’s new animation Frozen. Just brilliant!

Next Monday sees us return to the crystal grotto at Painshill Park where POD will meet Father Christmas for the first time.

We’re linking this post up with The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. The theme this week is feeling festive.

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23 comments

  1. Sounds like a busy run-up to Christmas!

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    • Very much so Helen and our toddler turns 3 on Christmas Day :)

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  2. Wow, what a busy time you’re having. It will make Christmas even more magical :-)

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    • It’s always a bit hectic this time of year Louisa and our toddler has her birthday on Christmas Day :)

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  3. sounds like you have lots of fun things planned – enjoy the season! x

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    • Thank you Louise and you too – always a busy time isn’t it :)

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  4. Aww so lovely when the little ones get all excited about Christmas! I hope POD enjoys her trip to see Santa :-D

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    • It’s nice that she’ll remember some of it this year. Fingers crossed with Santa, could go one of two ways!

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  5. Glad to hear that POD is now embracing the season! I’m sure she will LOVE the grotto, it’s one of the best we’ve been to :)

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  6. Lovely festive post. Bet meeting Father Christmas for the first time will be magical.

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    • Thank you Sarah – fingers crossed she enjoys it :)

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  7. Three (or almost three!) was the first year my boys really ‘got’ Christmas and it was wonderful! Can’t wait to hear how POD gets on with Santa :)

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    • That’s good to know Sara – I’m hoping she enjoys the Father Christmas experience :)

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  8. Have fun meeting the big man himself

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  9. What a colourful wreath! Lovely!

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    • It’s beautiful but sadly not mine. I love our reindeer one though :)

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  10. Love that colourful, festive photo and your Christmas mood! :) xx

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  11. we have elf this year and the kids called him Stanley!! love that shot. is it a wreath?

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    • I love all the Elf names – Stanley is brilliant! The photo was taken at Wisley, sadly not my own creation!

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  12. Sounds like you are having a lovely run up to Christmas…. always the best bit. And I want to see a picture of the reindeer wreath! X

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