Thursday, 30 December 2010
Snow at Christmas...hasn't happened for years here in West Wales, but this year we got to enjoy my favourite holiday season with lots of the white stuff!
Roxy loved it, racing and ploughing through it and skating on the ice...
This is the best time of the year!
I love spending time with my family, enjoying the extended holidays from school (last Christmas the children had two extra weeks off school due to snow and this year a good selection of days across December due to early snow!), decorating the tree, the baking...and the giving.
This year we made a big Christmas pudding and four small ones, the mini ones were delivered to our neighbours and some of our favourite people on Christmas Eve.
Vince has two weeks off work and I love the uninterrupted bliss as a family...late nights and late mornings, Christmas films, snowy walks, chocolates and the appreciation of Christmas gifts.
This year the boys went tech mad, X-Box 360 for Dan and a much longed for ipad for Vince...we wouldn't see alot of them over the next few days! Us girls went a bit Pandora mad...the beads are pretty addictive, and very expensive if you go the official route! So we cheated and went the fairly inexpensive ebay route! Got the most beautiful beads to make up our own, very individual bracelets and necklaces... We were all very happy with our Christmas gifts!
So, now here we are...enjoying an excess of chocolates, roast dinners, lovely desserts...(namely roulades, profiteroles, cheesecakes and trifles), pretty decorations and time together...which is, after all, the most important thing to do during this magical season...
'And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger...' (Luke 2:7)