Ding Dong Merrily Goodbye!!!

Ding Dong Merrily Goodbye!!! 

Yep, if you cannot tell, I am saying goodbye to Christmas 2012, I know boxing day was yesterday and all that however, I don’t care!

Me and Hubs were talking in the car about how un-festive everywhere feels now, its rainy and dark and everyone is walking around with a grumpy face, it just makes the whole place seem so ‘normal’

Today we have taken down the tree and tomorrow the rest ill be following, forget the whole luck thing, bad luck follows me everywhere, nothing I do will make me more lucky. 

Christmas just does not feel the same any more, people seem to think it is all about that one day, however I love the run up and all that goes with it, now that Christmas day has been and gone its like everyone has just forgotten.

Today seemed so normal.

So I decided I would also join in on all the non-Christmasness.

No more angel hair and baubles flying around, nope we are clean and tidy in the Williams house.

When are you taking yours down?!

Please, No More Toys?!

I don’t think this house could take any more presents, toys especially! I tried to go easy this year, In-fact I did go easy, it was everyone else who went insane.

Christmas turned out to be lovely, my Sister ended up staying home, which really did make my day. I was able to spend Christmas day with all the family. I decided not to let my whole MS get in the way, just for a day I was allowed to forget. I loaded up on painkillers and my normal array of tablets and enjoyed the day.

I did discover rounding up two small children, a husband and a dog on Christmas morning was like rounded a heard of ferrets, do ferrets have heards? They should. Every time I thought I had them all together and ready, one would wiggle off, mission.

After a break from all things on-line  I am back and I intend to use this year to document more of my life and make a difference to people like me.

Watch this space…

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Hope you all had a Merry Christmas 🙂

What Christmas Eve Means To Me…

There have been loads of posts flying around about what Christmas means to people, however I have decided to share what Christmas eve means to me. 

I was lucky to have a really fantastic childhood, where I was allowed to be a child for a long as I wanted and Christmas was always a special time for me, full of food and family, and I love food! 

Christmas eve was always my favourite day, apart from Christmas day of course. My Mum is what made my Christmas eve special, she would always be in the kitchen making something amazing, listening to classic FM and singing the good old Christmas songs. I would be watching a Muppets Christmas Carol for like the 20th time, snuggled up on the sofa with the fire burning.

Then in the evening, walking up the big hill to the church, where mother made me  and me went to crib lighting with all the other kids in the village  as much as I hated going, I am glad I have that memory.

Also the smell of Clementine s always remind me of this season.

I hope my girls have fond memories of the Christmas season, although I am not amazing like my mum, bionic is how she could be described, no I am not a patch on her, however I really hope I can make it special and familiar.

Although this year it has been full of the year before memories, I am slowly letting it go, it is what it is and nothing I could have done would have changed it. As much as it sucks, I have it. 

What does Christmas Eve mean to you?

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Just Dance Disney Party Review

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Just dance party, has just gone Disney mad! Ubisoft has really gone Disney proud with this great game!

We have review the Wii version, as Pops is a massive fan of the Wii.

This is a perfect game for my toddle teen, with all the Disney classics old and new. Including some of the songs from The Disney channel TV shows. Suitable from age 3 and up, songs go from something from for the younger ones like Jungle Book to High school musical and Camp rock. This game grows with them.

As there are different ability settings, it really is great fun for all the family,  including Daddy who loves to dance along to Mary Poppins. 

They really feel like part of the film, dancing as Belle from Beauty and the Beast or Lilo from Lilo and Stitch. Which for someone who is Pop’s age, it really makes it magical.

Custom playlist means I can set a song track suitable for her, as it has the ability to have four players, it means everyone can join in!

There is many other things besides just dancing, with lots of add-on like freeze and shake and balloon pop.  Watching Pop’s ponce around the front room to the good old Disney classics really is a giggle!

This game retails at around £17 and really is the perfect gift for Disney fans young and old!

Christmas Changes And Pops The Elf

Yesterday saw my first born have her very first Christmas play. I have never been so proud and shocked as I was yesterday afternoon.

Apart from it being incredibly cute watching her play and sing and be herself, it was a real eye opener. My little firework was quiet, shy and sensible. Nothing at all like she is at home. I know they will be different, but come on, she was so well behaved?!

Anyhow, the one and only Santa came for a visit, I know I could not believe my eyes. Pops made daddy go up with her and get her present, she was shy however she has never been a massive fan of meeting him in the flesh, so this was no surprise.

Whilst sitting at our table, I noticed all the other kids had opened their presents?!

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What the hell was going on?!

This seemed to be okay with everyone else, I was the only one looking around like a wally.

Where is the waiting and keeping it for Christmas day? I mean I let it go when I found out her friends opened their presents the day they got them, however this pushed me over the edge. 

I always waited until Christmas day to open my presents and Pops has many (too many) already under the tree, however I knew stopping her from doing as all her friends had was something I simply could not do.

Do you make your kids save them for the big day? I bloody well hope so! 

Well, either way here are some photos of Pop’s as she has been mega Christmassy recently! Enjoy 🙂

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