New Year’s Here!

img_0348We had a lovely Christmas at home doing not a lot really!

img_0371 img_0369 img_0368Christmas Even DH and Youngest were out helping at the local carol service which is outdoors.  They were helping with the sound and lighting equipment and just as they left the heavens opened!!!!  Despite that there were a lot of people in attendance.  I took the opportunity to get the finishing touches done, including the chocolate log and icing the Christmas Cake (I told you it was a bit chaotic this year!).  Here are the finished articles and they were stored on top of the microwave, out of someone’s reach, Treacle!!!!!

img_0373Christmas morning arrived and Treacle was very excited to open her presents!  Now that the Boys are older we are not getting up before the birds and just as Santa has been!!!!  I remember when Eldest was six and Youngest was two and DH and I had just finished getting everything set on Christmas Eve and crawled into bed at 11.45pm.

Now if you are a Mom you will know what I mean but you know when you are fast asleep but your brain registers that something is different?  Well this Christmas Eve I woke up to find Eldest’s face an inch from mine and he says “Mummy I heard Santa and the Reindeer on the roof he has been, can we go down and look at the presents?”!!!!  I looked at the clock to see that it was 12.30am and I had been in bed for half an hour!!!!!!   Needless to say that I managed to persuade Eldest that Santa could not have been as he was awake and got him back into bed and stayed with him until he fell asleep, just to make sure!!!!!!   Well now they both tend to wake up at the more civilised hour of 7.00am!!!!

img_0374Here is Treacle opening her gifts.  She loves opening presents but soon looses interest when she finds out there is nothing to eat! img_0379 img_0377Youngest opening his gifts.

img_0376Treacle got a squeeky reindeer and some organic biscuits decorated with some icing.

img_0375img_0380The gifts round the tree.

So after busy days on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, DH Youngest, Treacle and I did not get up that early on the 27th!  In fact we had a lazy pajama day of watching films and picking at the food that was left!!!

img_20161227_205753Here is Treacle on the Lazy Day!  She had been so busy with everyone and up so much during the previous three days that just after this picture was taken she was fast asleep for the whole evening, trying to catch up on the sleep she had missed!!!!!!

img_20161229_091852Christmas Day the weather was quite mild but on Boxing Day and several days later it was very cold and frosty and a little spider had made its web on our bench just outside the kitchen door and the frost had made it glitter. 

New Year, which as you know I am not a big fan of, we spent it at home and watched the fireworks at Big Ben on the TV.  Youngest has been taking the opportunity to go out with his Dad and practice his driving.  We went over to Nottingham to go to the cinema and for Youngest to buy a particular item with his Christmas money.  We ended up coming home to go to the cinema as Nottingham was heaving with people. 

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We went to see this, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!  Now we are all huge fans of the Harry Potter series and I read all the books to both Boys when they were little and of course went to see all the movies.  In fact the Boys really grew up with Harry Potter and I am so glad they did as it will be with them always.  I had the Narnia series and loved it and can read the books now and I am sure that the Boys will feel like this when they are older.  This film is set in the 1920’s so is way before Harry Potter but still has the feel and look of it and yes some very funny moments, especially the scene above!  If you get a chance see it.

I will be slowly packing the Christmas things away this week and I really do hate this part as I love Christmas and hate the way our home looks without the decorations and I sometimes wish that it really could be Christmas every day!

Sorry this has been a long post but I have some fun things to show you later in the week and hopefully Treacle will be awake enough to do her Wednesday Wag!

I want to thank everyone who stops by my blog to read my posts and to everyone who comments.  You all mean a lot to me and brighten my day especially if it has been one of those days!  I wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.

Hugs, Susie x


4 thoughts on “New Year’s Here!

  1. Judy

    Happy New Year! My daughter and I also went to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. We both loved the movie and found it funny also. Yes, starting today I will start slowly packing up the Christmas things as I too hate to see them go.

  2. Molly and Mackie

    We absolutely LOVED your long post. Your tree is so pretty and we love your Santa hat hanging down your back, Treacle. You are so cute! It was great to see all of your Christmas day fun and company! Mom has been taking all of the ornies off the trees but she doesn’t have the heart to take the lights and trees down yet. It gets dark so early and the lights are so cheerful so they will stay up awhile longer.
    Happy New Year!

  3. farmquilter

    Thank you for sharing your “quiet’ Christmas with us!! Enjoyed every single picture!!! Christmas was very quiet here with just my dad and me, but it was lovely. All of Christmas has been packed away and the house returned to the boring normal…all except the Christmas lights still outside because my dad loves them so! Dad is sick with a bad cold so I’m not going home this month, so I can hopefully nurse him through this, but it has really knocked the stuffing out of him! I’m taking echinacea and zinc to try to stave off the germs, along with using disinfecting wipes on every surface all the time and washing my hands so much that they are about ready to flake off!! Tara has recovered from her teeth cleaning and losing 10 teeth, but is still on soft foods…first of the daily brushings start on Thursday! Have a blessed new year, my dear friend!

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