Sunday, 23 December 2012

A Pause in Advent 2012 - No4 (Fun)

Hello again

Just how quickly has this month gone by? Here we are at the last Sunday in Advent and time for one final pause before the main event on Tuesday.

I think we're just about ready here - a bit of veggie prep to do and another batch of mince pies to bake - one more session of carol playing for my brass players and then its time to hang stockings, leave a drink and mince pie out for the bearded fella.

My last pause is all about fun. The boys have had some fun things at school this week. Big Son's 6th form centre hold a charity dress-up day each year. Batches of 16/17/18 year olds forget their usual 'coolness' and dress up in silly costumes and visit 3 local towns to collect money for charity.

Big son along with 2 of his mates were the Thunderbirds - here he is as Brains;

The 6th form raised over £1,000 in about 3 hours which is pretty amazing.

Next it was Little Sons turn - his school were doing the Save the Children Christmas Jumper event - a week later than everyone else but a rather fun thing to do on the last day of term. Quite simple - wear a Christmas jumper - either bought, knitted or made - and pay 50p for the privilege;

Little Son hoped I'd be up for the challenge and between us ( he cut out - I did the sewing);

He jingled rather nicely!

I spent one morning this week in the kitchen - Christmas songs playing and a cloud of flour/icing sugar in the air - time to decorate my Christmas cake and make a batch of mince pies;

Vintage plaster carol singers were just 50p from my favourite little charity shop!

Now this is going to be my last post for a few days so I shall wish all my blog followers, commenter's and friends a very Merry Christmas;

See you soon

xxxx Vicki xxxx


Vix said...

Brains and the Xmas jumper are both brilliant. Happy Xmas! x

Irene said...

Brilliant photos, and a wonderful Christmas cake.
To you and your Family Happy Christmas.

Alice said...

Have a magical Christmas time! Those plastic carol singers are lovely xxx

Kashi said...

Merry Christmas!

moonstruckcreations said...

Your sons did so well bless them!

I have spent all day since 8 this morning baking, so just catching my breath for half an hour.

Have a lovely christmas!


Anonymous said...

Your cake looks great!

Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas.

Jacquie said...

Your sons look great Vicki. Hope you have a very merry Christmas.Loved your posts this year.
Jacquie x

Angela said...

Wonderful costumes - well done
Christmas Joys, and New year blessings to you and yours xx

Pom Pom said...

Merry Christmas, Vicki! It looks like your good sons had a lot of fun!

Serenata said...

Brilliant fun Vicki, and an amazing amount raised, well done to the young people.

Have a fabulous Christmas,

Donna -Little Tiny Stitches said...

Have a fantastic Christmas Vicki, and a Wonderful New Year!

Hope Santa brings you just what you want :)

Take care,
Love Donna x

lemonade kitty said...

I'll have a slice of cake and a mince pie please!! Merry Christmas, Lucey x

Crafty Helen said...

Wishing you and yours all the best, XX

Floss said...

Happy Christmas, Vicki! What a lot of fun - I really enjoyed your photos, and imagining your boys going into school like this! Thanks for all your Advent pauses too.

Kandi said...

The kids look fantastic! Merry Christmas to you too, hope you have a fabulous break xx

Primroses Attic said...

Your sons looked great.Have a lovely Christmas from Primroses Attic.

Lizzy said...

Happy Christmas Vicki, hope you all have a lovely day!

andamento said...

Merry Christmas!

Maria Glazacheva said...

We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
We wish you a merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year.....

Bonne soirée!!
xxx Maria xxx

Country Rabbit said...

oh' it looks so wonderfully festive here, all your jolly photographs- love your wreath and those star mince pies and all the festive colours ;o)
I wish i could afford 'joules' clothing- i love the style of floaty dresses and mother brought me my wellies and sweet peas for last years birthday and christmas gifts. but mainly ive found the odd thing from 'joules' in charity shops or sales...Ive recently found a 'posh' charity shop in my twinnys little town and the locals give away such fabulous clothing such as 'monsoon and joules and lots of m&s goodies...I had a wonderful time in there just before christmas hehe ;0)- I think most of my wardrobe is charity and second hand now.
new years resolution must be to bag up some of my unwanted wardrobe ;0)
things i never wear but have hung waffling...hehe x

liz said...

Hope you had a lovely relaxing Christmas, Happy New Year xx

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