Hello there! How are you? I thought I'd just pop by quickly before the end of the year and update you on our Christmas. It was very low key as usual, but we like it like that. We've always been very lucky with the kids in that they don't wake up at the crack of dawn Christmas morning, and this year it was almost 8am before I heard them moving about! William goes into Joe's room and they open their stockings together and I love listening in on them and hearing their excited voices as they open each gift! We then troop downstairs together and the kids wait outside the living room while I turn on all the Christmas lights, then they file in with eyes shut and have another lovely surprise of seeing all the presents under the tree for the first time. We got a good balance of presents this year - not too many toys but they were both really happy with everything they did get. The rest of Christmas day was lovely, delicious Christmas dinner, then spending the rest of the afternoon just chilling out in front of the TV - the highlight being Doctor Who, of course! The rest of the week has been very much the same - eating too many sweets, watching too much tv, playing too many computer games! I have managed to finish a pair of wrist warmers for myself, using up left over sock yarn, and very cozy they are too!
Yesterday we ventured out to Tunbridge Wells and were rather amazed by how un-busy it was. I had half expected that we'd have to turn back due to big queues at the car park but it was absolutely fine. Whether this was because of the credit crunch, or just because lots of people had gone back to work, who knows! I normally avoid the sales like the plague - we were only there because William still had some vouchers and money from his birthday that he wanted to spend, and he manged to get two more games that he wanted, so he was very happy.
Tomorrow the kids are going to my mum and dads because we are going out for New Year's Eve for the the first time in I don't know how long. I suspect that the last time was before Joe was born! I hope you all have a good time, whatever you may be doing, and may the New Year bring you everything you wish for! Thanks to everyone for reading my little blog, it really has meant so much to me that people even bother to comment, and I feel like I have made many new friends. So thanks to you all, and Happy New Year!!!!