Well we moved and survived as well! Found an amazing removals company, they were done and dusted by lunch time which meant I got a good start on unpacking. Obviously 10 days between moving and Christmas is a tight deadline, so I unpacked the bathroom and kitchen on the day we moved, then managed the rest of the house. Today we are probably near to completion, no boxes left to unpack, just things around that need to find a home.
So what else have we been doing? All my craft stuff has been packed up recently so we’ve had to entertain ourselves in other ways, Charlie had a couple of full days at Pre School, I did some photography for the Eden Project which was great, if you want to see some of the pics then take a look at their website www.edenproject.com . One of Charlie’s full days at Pre School was his Christmas Party. He loves the novelty of staying all day, and they get someone in to entertain them. It was fancy dress and well elves, angels and shepherds are so common at this time of year and so he decided on being a white knight LOL!
Sorry, not great pics as he was so excited he would not stop moving (plus no natural light), he had a shield and sword which lasted about 2 seconds before his key worker “put them somewhere safe so they wouldn’t get broken”. He loved being a brave knight though.
We went to our new local church. I don’t usually go to church but they were having a Christmas Tree festival, loads of trees decorated by local groups, schools etc. It was really pretty. Charlie loved it and was totally fascinated by a little model village.
The trees were lovely, so carefully decorated from everyone in the community from the Camera Club to the Local Schools, Sunday schools from all denominations in the community. It was a really beautifully sunny day too.
It was so fun being able to play with my camera too
So the Christmas Tree Festival was a hit. Good, cheap time had by all and we got to know what groups were around in our local community.
The day after we moved, it happened. The snow that has been plaguing the rest of the country made it’s way to Cornwall. OK, not quite waist deep in the stuff but it’s cold, icy and coming down with no apparently plans to leave anytime soon. Charlie however is the most delighted guy in the world especially as we have a garden. He’s loved the snow in small doses. It’s cold apparently.
So we managed to unpack in 4.5 days. I’m so pleased it’s done, stuff is kinda half shoved in places and will probably get moved around a bit but it’s in a place that’s not a box. So today Charlie and I moved on to decorating the house ready for Christmas, which is probably my favourite part of Christmas. I have little lights outside, and a cool brightly coloured wreath on the front door.
The lights are solar panelled which is great so they will move in to the back garden after Christmas I think. Then there is the lime green feather wreath, which sounds awful but I love, in my kitchen.
I have no curtains currently, am leaving that for the January sales, so I decorated our patio windows in lieu of curtains.
I’m so pleased with it, it looks really pretty and Charlie and I had great fun threading the baubles, and hanging them. One of my favourite Christmas things is the stockings. We hang them on the fireplace and decorate the mantle with loads of bits and bobs. I love it.
The cards are hanging from the stairs, the Merry Christmas bunting is on the bannister, Charlies Christmas Tree banner is hanging from the top landing bannister.
So I’ve wrapped most of the pressies, designed the Christmas Day menu, just need to wrap the rest of the pressies and do the dreaded Christmas shop and we will be ready! This time next week we’ll all be done and be over it.
If I don’t get the chance before, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year all x