We Went To See Santa!

So, its Christmas in two sleeps and like most families, we took the girl’s to see Santa. 

Now, I intend to do the whole Santa thing for as long as humanly possible. Even if they means taking my teenagers to see the big man in red, they will go, and they will like it. 

Round here there are so many Santas to choose from, plus she sees one at school, and one comes round where we live on a big sleigh (trailer with a chair and lights) so I only tend to take them to one. It saves the multiple questions I would rather they didn’t ask. One of which being “why do you keep taking us to see the big fat man?” 

Anyway we love going to Webbs. We have been the last few years, and I grew up coming here as a child. Plus its really good value for money and the Santa is always very ‘real’ So it makes sense really!

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Yes, that is Santas workshop where we picked our toys! its amazing and they have loads to choose from, I am secretly hoping Boo won’t choose something she already has next year, but hey ho!

Hope everyone else had a lovely time seeing Santa!!

Christmas Card For Santa, Our Entry

So we were asked to be involved with the create your own Christmas card comp with Furniture Choice, and as I have two arty children, we jumped at the chance!

The idea is to make a Christmas Card for Santa, which both girls loved. Lets face it, what Santa could resist a beautifully handmade card with his mince pie and brandy!?

So the lovely people at Furniture choice sent us a bag of goodies to help us with our little project, and as Pops as all but destroyed her other craft stuff, this was very welcomed. Anyway, as the girls are only 4 and 1, we thought the best way to do this was to set them up with all the goodies (even the glue) and let them do what they do best, be creative and make lots of mess! 

And what better way to show off our crafty afternoon with some photos….


Getting started was easier than expected, especially as they were given so much choice on colours and card etc. Boo was taken with the huge array of felt tips, they are her favourite, so she got stuck into those and Pops took the lead with gingerbread men in hats! So off they went…


After we had stuck everything they wanted onto the front of the card and Pops had spent much of her time explaining how Boo was to not scribble with her felt tips and was to “stay on her own side” we took to the glitter. The only way we could do this was to give them the glue to dollop about and then let them loose with several pots of glitter, see…

Glitter time!

We even captured a rather small hand after the glitter madness…


So, after over lovely afternoon with stamping, gluing, glitter, stickers and so much more, we finally finished our card for Santa. We even tried to stick the little cracker in on some springy card, but alas it was too heavy. Its the thought that counts so we’re thinking he will still enjoy it with Mrs Claus. I wrote the little message in and pops wrote her name again underneath, lets hope Santa likes it 🙂

Santa card

A would like to say a big thank you to Furniture Choice for letting us take part. Both myself, sister and the girls had a lovely time, and it was great to get a little messy for once!

Merry Christmas 🙂

This is our entry to the furniture choice Christmas card competition. I did not receive any payment, however we were provided with craft materials. 

What Do You Leave Out For The Man In Red?!

This is something I have never really given much thought to, until Pops was asking me if we could leave him extra food and if he likes chips?

So it begs the question, what do you leave out for the man in red on Christmas eve?!

Ever since I was tiny we always left out a brandy, mince pie and carrot if we had one, I assumed this is something ever little one does? Granted if he had a brandy at every house he would be drunk in charge of reindeer, but still. 

According to the TV and my very informed four year old, some people leave milk and cookies, or even a cup of tea, maybe a slice of Christmas cake and a swig of rum.

Regardless of what we leave out, it seems he has a very stodgy diet on Christmas eve? Nevertheless we will still continue to leave a nice treat for old St Nick.

This year we will be leaving a mine pie, brandy and a cookie. Let’s hope Santa likes Choc chip.

Question is, what do you leave?