|About half of the boxes meant for delivery...|
|Normally that area is empty - today it was like a maze of boxes!|
Christmas itself was a lot of fun. Myself and Buffy had a quiet Christmas day - opening our presents after a lie in, we then had pancakes for breakfast before taking the mad dog out for a long afternoon walk in Longford Park. Taz is normally ready to come home after half an hours running around, but on Xmas day we spent over an hour wandering around the large area of Longford and Taz loved every minute. He was jumping off walls and chasing his ball into deep muddy puddles and being just as mental as ever. It was a very British Xmas day, with kids and families messing about on new bikes and with new footballs on a lovely bright and sunny afternoon. The rest of the day was spent eating pizza (Yep, Pizza on Xmas day) and then an evening in front of the telly before a nice skype call to all of Buffys family in Winnipeg and the views of the deep snow outside. Buffy had missed the snow and so I had already treated her other own little snowstorm. One of her presents was a little tub of fake snow which when added to water was incredibly realistic and seemed to make her day!
|Buffy enjoying her snow!!|
|Mixing it up.|
|Its not real, but its pretty good!!|
|Xmas day in the park|
Boxing day came around and so we all piled into the cars and drove across the country for a late Xmas dinner with mum and dad in Skegness. Chris drove withe kids - Abbie, Jo and Peter and proved just how much better his broken legs are getting. We arrived after a chat we all swapped Xmas presents again - including some stupid presents for the kids - I gave them an Xbox, Playstation and Ipad - actually the presents were - A box with X written on it (Xbox), a tiny wooden railway station (Playstation) and a pad for when you have an eye injury or infection (Ipad) - Photos were taken on Peters new camera, but I havent managed to get copies yet - I will post them if I get hold of them, but for now just imagine three kids looking slightly confused and you get the idea!! haahaa
A lovely big Christmas dinner cooked by my mum was enjoyed by all, followed a walk along the beach with the kids and then it was suddenly 11pm and time for bed.
|The remains of a great dinner!|
|I have no idea, but Peter enjoyed it!|
|He wouldnt fit in the bin though|
New Years was great. Paul and Sophie were hosting a New Years eve fancy dress (Costume) party. The theme was Film and TV, so myself and Buffy decided to go as Harry Potter and Hermione. It was fun t shop around the school uniform area in Asda and discover that Buffy easily fits in to a school skirt meant for a 14 year old girl! Cheap Harry Potter glasses were bought along with Griffyndor ties from Amazon and twp shapely twigs were quickly found to be perfect matches for the famous wands used in Hogwarts. The costumes were completed with badges printed off with the Griffyndor emblem on them. All in all pretty good really!
|Emma and Chris - Hippie and Lt Dan|
|Hermione and Harry!|
|Buffy trying on the Hippie wig|
|Lewis poking me in the ear! WITH MY OWN WAND!|
|Batman coming into the garden to get a beer!|