Every year we go and see the festival of light… but… the last few years they have been a bit well.. to quote the large child ‘the same as last time and a bit broken’.
I was lucky enough to win a family ticket to this year’s festival, which has moved back into a park in the city centre.
The kids had a great time, we met reindeer and they held an owl… we got reindeer food for Christmas Eve and drew calendars.. we ended up with a hot chocolate to warm us up before we came home.
So.. the vote was it’s definitely an improvement, well done Sunderland Council!
However you celebrate
Love from Yoda and all of us
So.. I wanted a little tree for my desk at work. After a bit of searching, I found the pattern for Penny the Pine Tree.
I added some ‘tinsel’ – sparkly yarn (crochet chain) and some ‘baubles’ – needle deleted balls (if you’ve been reading – that’s what they were for!)
I’m quite happy with how it turned out, I’m sure it’ll make my desk look Christmassy!
I’ve just seen a notice on a church I passed, advertising coffee mornings with Santa. It said ‘see Santa arrive on his fire engine and visit him in his grotto’.
When did Santa get a fire engine?
And when did he start going to church?
I’m not at all religious, but I thought that Santa and Jesus didn’t really mix. I mean, I get a Xmas card every year from my Nan and she always write “remember it’s baby Jesus’ birthday”
Anyway, it just confused me a bit…
As it’s approaching that particularly rubbish time of year, it’s time to dust off something from a few years ago about how Christmas is stressful. Because it is!
Christmas always stresses me out… Trying to fit in shopping, visiting, and everything else.
Last year, I wrote this about Christmas being stressful, with some tips for making it less so. I thought it was with a revisit, as, true to our normal form, we are completely disorganised once again. It’ll work out alright in the end!