Showing posts with label festive season. Show all posts
Showing posts with label festive season. Show all posts

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Reasons to be Cheerful: Feeling Festive Edition

Ojos World

Feeling bit down tonight as my last book sale just about covered the costs... Shame as its been a good Christmas fair season really! So I need to cheer myself up with positive blogging:

1) District Scout Carol Concert

This is the first full year my son has been in Beavers so we all went along to the annual district carol service at our parish church. This the first time I've been inside the building since we moved here in 2010 and I was very impressed (I've put a few photos on Flickr of the wonderful Christmas tree festival). It was a lovely service with traditional carols and readings plus awards to Beavers and Cubs. 

There was also a collection of backpacks and school items to donate to Mary's Meals Backpack Project. The charity feeds over 800,000 children a day in Malawi and surrounding countries and they also send school supplies in backpacks. Great to have the children remembering that Christmas is not just about receiving but giving too.  

This is my son posing by one of the wise men in the nativity scene as he is going to be one tomorrow in the nativity:

Beaver Scout with Nativity Wiseman

2) School Christmas Production

The juniors at my children's school always but on a musical production every Christmas. This year it was Hansel and Gretel complete with gingerbread house:

Hansel and Gretel Gingerbread House

My daughter unfortunately missed auditions as she was off sick so opted for being back stage crew. The whole thing was so well performed with all children from year 3 to year 6 taking part. I have to say that the backstage crew did an amazing job and the head even called for them to have an extra round of applause at the end:

backstage crew

3) New hair do

I finally found time to get my hair cut today! Loads of compliments at work from staff an students (probably shows how awful it had got!). Been challenged to use straighteners more often by 2 colleagues:

So why are you smiling this week?

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Reasons to be cheerful week 49 year 3 #R2BC

Ojos World

Thanks everyone who joined in whilst I was hosting last month now its over to Jo who has made the lovely new badge above. I may be hosting again in the new year if Michelle wants a longer break! So back to my reasons to be cheerful:

1) Helpful children

Not only did they help with the Christmas fair last weekend but my son has been doing more chores around the house:

Definitely good to have more help at home!

2) Feeling festive

We have got the Christmas decorations down just need to put them to their proper use:

3) Being lucky

I have won a prize from Tigerlilly Quinn with Argos. Not posting a photo on here but really hope my son will love the wonderful Lego set I chose from the dream toys list!

Why are you smiling?

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Christmas is coming?

My daughter was informed in a letter from Santa there are only 37 more sleeps until Christmas! Despite the fact that Christmas goods have been in the shops for months I've not really been switched on to Christmas until now as certain key factors are now coming into play.

Its not the fact that TV adverts have been in Christmas mode for sometime either and the catalogues are all plugging Christmas Specials. Maybe its the fact that Father Christmas is coming to turn our town lights on this weekend? He is going to be parading down from K Village with his reindeer to perform this act. The workmen were frantically trying to finish the wiring today! A great sign for me is that my Park Love2Shop vouchers were delivered this week so I can finally afford to go shopping after saving since last Christmas...