Archives for December 2012

Happy Christmas number two!

Boy sitting on ride-on Henry and playing with a toy

It’s Christmas Day and we were up at the normal time (for me). When we came downstairs, there were piles of presents in the living room and under the Christmas tree.

Kate and Darragh were very excited – although Kate was, perhaps, the most excited!
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Hey Ewe!

Boy clapping with his mum

As is now a tradition, Kate’s Christmas play is followed by lunch at a nearby restaurant with the local family.

This year was no different as Kate was the star of this year’s show “Hey Ewe!”. Based, unsurprisingly, on the Nativity, the story followed the birth of baby Jesus through the eyes of some sheep – possibly those of the shepherds, but the play leaves us to decide that for ourselves.
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Santa is coming, but I don’t like his hat

A boy pulling off a Santa hat

It’s coming up to Christmas, the tree is up, shopping has been done, presents wrapped and a lot of other things I can’t remember!

As I mentioned earlier, I don’t like some hats that people put on me – although I liked this one – but the Santa hats fits into the ‘dislike’ category.
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Your country needs you

Boy's hand with pointing finger

Today is St. Nicholas Day. We all woke up this morning to some chocolates and sweets in our shoes outside our bedroom door.

St. Nicholas is said to be a bringer of gifts, hence the tradition, which seems to be more ‘European’ in nature, but seeing as mummy and daddy have both spent time in central and eastern Europe, they like to carry it on in this house – although, of course, it really is St.Nicholas who brings the gifts!
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