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