Rollercoaster Mum: December 2013


Tuesday, 31 December 2013

A Year in Pictures - Week 52

Well it's New Years Eve and time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the next one. It feels like weeks since I last posted but in reality it's only about 10 days. This month has been hard to find the time but I may, just may continue next year.

As for the last 10 days, it's been a bit more relaxed, although strange at times. We were very glad to have arranged to have Christmas at Grandma's when the power went off at 12.30am on Christmas Eve (just after I had wrapped the last pressie - phew) and according to our neighbours did not come back on until lunchtime on Boxing Day. Our thoughts were with our friends, neighbours and fellow villagers who found various ways to cook the turkey ranging from the BBQ to the woodburner with lots of community spirit. Since we came home it has mainly rained a lot and we have watched films and played games but we managed to escape on Sunday to the Enchanted Story Trail at RHS Wisley (on until 5th Jan if you want to go) and I got to play with my new camera (squeee - thank you Rollercoaster Dad!)

handmade natural Christmas wreath
On the Sunday before Christmas Bigger Miss and I took advantage of a break in the weather and went to gather moss and pine cones to make our own Christmas wreath

Christmas star on the tree
The star on top of the Christmas tree (always a star in our house not a fairy!)

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, Christmas Eve
Happy to be at Grandma's with heat and light - freshly bathed and stockings hung before bed.

Christmas presents
All dressed up for Christmas and happily opening all those presents!
fun on the playground
Boxing day trip to a really cool new playground near Grandma's

winter view of glasshouse RHS Wisley
My favourite picture from the trip to RHS Wisley - I plan to do a whole post in the next few days! 
Happy New Year - see you in 2014!

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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Silent Sunday #MySundayPhoto

dress up as Mary


Sunday, 22 December 2013

Silent Sunday #MySundayPhoto

kids pop art Christmas card


Saturday, 21 December 2013

A Year in Pictures - Weeks 50 and 51

Hello blog - you still here?? Well it's hanging on in there but I am determined to finish my second Project 52 and although this is two weeks in one I will do it! I am back down to one job as of last Thursday, school has broken up and the whole family can breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to Christmas. It has been sooo busy and hectic and it has taken it's toll in various ways. I left you last time with a picture of Little Miss's birthday cake. Since then we have had her fabulous fairy party, school keyboard concerts, school Christmas shows, trips to the theatre, meals out, Christmas shopping, goodbyes to relatives off on long journeys, endless stuff going on at school, arguments, making up, playdates, parties - the list is endless and I think we are all looking forward to a quiet restful Christmas. I have taken a few pictures -  although not maybe as many as I could so here's a taste of the last couple of weeks...

fairy birthday queen
My beautiful Little Miss as the fairy queen at her fantabulous fairy birthday party at Fizzy Kids Fairy Castle in Farnborough. They did a fantastic job of making her feel really special and entertaining Little Miss and her friends.

fairy birthday cake
She loved sitting on her fairy throne at her party! 

Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer dress up
Little Miss being quite possibly the cutest Rudolf ever - all dressed up for her Rainbows Christmas party!

glittery letter from Santa
Letters from Santa arrived complete with glitter (thank you Keydells!)

afternoon tea treat
Very proud of Bigger Miss who got the Star Award for the most improved pupil in her year for the second time. This called for hot chocolate and cake with her best friend in a lovely local tea shop to celebrate.
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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Silent Sunday

Tinkerbell Secret of the Wings Birthday cake


Saturday, 7 December 2013

A Year in Pictures - Week 49

It feels like our feet have barely touched the ground this week. Working every day, school art galleries, Rainbow promises, infant Christmas songs, Castle games tournaments and we even squeezed in a trip to possibly the best Christmas garden centre shop ever to post our letters to Santa and get into the Christmas spirit. And now the birthday preparations have begun but you'll have to check back tomorrow for pictures of that fairy Birthday cake!

pop art printing demo
Bigger Miss demonstrating how to do Pop Art prints at their class 'Art Exhibition'

Andy Warhol pop art cans
One of the Pop Art exhibits a la Andy Warhol - they have had loads of fun studying this!

taking the Girl Guides Rainbow promise
Little Miss very proud after taking her Rainbow promise (at last)

sunset silhouettes
A sneaky sunset picture on the way back to school yet again to pick up Bigger Miss from netball.

Christmas Woodland Walk at Keydells
A trip to the wonderful Keydells garden centre to get us in the Christmas spirit and post our letters to Santa.
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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Silent Sunday #MySundayPhoto

London Christmas lights

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