I have made a start on the gift wrapping, a fun afternoon with Christmas music and decadent hot chocolate.
A trip to the local garden centre to admire the beautiful decorations and displays. Quite inspirational and lots of ideas stored for another year. Whilst I thought the displays were amazing, I did think some of the baubles were a little pricey. However, I did come back with some rather nice card stock for the craft room.
A start has been made on the menu planning for over the Christmas and New Year period. We did have lots of fun twisting some of the recipes to suit our own personal tastes. We seem to have a firm menu in mind but there is plenty of time to keep changing it.
There has also been a few quiet moments of concentration and contemplation when a jigsaw has been the entertainment for the afternoon. It is certainly a soothing and relaxing pastime.
Finally, my fifth moment is a trip to the local town for the annual parade and tree lighting. We had a lovely meal out and a stroll around some of the shops. Mum had rather an unusual encounter...
Its not very often you come face to face with a dinosaur. The parade was fun and included a lot of the local children's clubs, it was wonderful to see their little faces filled with anticipation. The highlight of the evening was of course Santa with real reindeer.
A fun evening to start the festive season.
A busy but productive and enjoyable week. I am joining Amy over at Love Made My Home for the weekly get together. Why not pop over and join the fun.
A warm welcome to new followers and a big thank you for all your wonderful comments, I really do appreciate them. It warms my heart on a cold evening to know that my little blog is read.
Have you made on start on Christmas?
See you soon.