Monday, 20 December 2010

4th & Final Pause in Advent for 2010

Good morning

Just a quick post - a final pause in Advent. Can't believe there's just 5 days left. I am sticking to my keep calm and don't panic mind set but there's the occasional - panic & freak out thought rushing through my mind too!!

There is no theme to today's post - except maybe a loose festive one and one of family (my favourite theme).

We have escaped the heavy snow that everyone else seems to have had but it is still bitterly cold here. It was the same yesterday when we made our annual trip to Snape Maltings to watch Father Christmas arrive by barge. Looking back my final pause last year was about this event!! Guess I am really a creature of habit. However there were differences from last year - no snow, no big son (he was still in bed!!) and little son was not watching the band play but playing with it :)

Like father - like son
One very happy small boy - he's now the shortest member of the band and absolutely loves being out with them. He's got two more carol playing sessions this week and then he can put his hat & tunic away for several months till they start playing out again in the spring.

Here's the man of the moment arriving on a barge along the river - he was very vocal yesterday - was wondering whether he's got a part in a panto somewhere ;)

Right today's a manic Monday, hospital appointment, present wrapping and then a sisters get together tonight to exchange not-so-secret-santa pressies and have a glass or 2 of something!!

Keep warm & calm ;)

xxx Vicki xxx


Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Good girl ... keep that calm head on .... stressing just gets you nowhere! I've seen some wonderful santas this year .... very vocal and brilliant with the children and our visit yesterday to have breakfast with Santa was made more magical by the snow filled backdrop. That dream of a White Christmas may just happen this year. Have a good one x

Sarah said...

Love the way Santa arrived!
We've had lots of snow, with more on the way today so think today will be an 'in' day. Hope you get everything sorted.
Have a great Christmas.

kim said...

How fantastic......Santa arriving on a barge.

A "keep calm" chant has been running through my head for the past couple of days......afterall, it's only one day out of the whole year.

Enjoy your night out and sisterly catch-up,
florrie x

Jen Walshaw said...

I get youngest son is rightly happy and you must be oh so proud of him too. Keep on keeping calm

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

How lovely to have father and son together :)

What a great way for Father Christmas to arrive, I am trying to stay calm ~ although I am a little stressed about a few pairs of gloves that I have yet to knit and need for Wednesday afternoon. Enjoy your 'not so secret santa swap' this evening x

Amanda said...

A lovely family Christmas post, have a great time later.

Serenata said...

Keeping calm, that is the way to be...I can't believe how quick Christmas is coming either.

Family is what it is all about :-) Similar themes today.

So lovely that your son is playing in the band as well.

Andrea said...

What a great way for Santa to arrive!! Love the fact that you are keeping calm I am trying too! Yikes 5 days, where has time gone!!
Enjoy your night x

Unknown said...

I love that Santa arrives by barge! Isn't it great that your son is now playing in the band too! Well done for keeping calm, I'm doing my best to try! :) x

Unknown said...

I have never seen father christmas on a boat before that really made me smile. lovely news about your son ;-) Have a lovely christmas, Dee x

Betty said...

How proud you must be of your musical men!

Lisa said...

A lovely christmas tradition.
Hope you had lots of fun last night.
Lisa x

JP said...

nice to read about father and son together

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

the band pics lovely x