Dear mummy, what a week we’ve had! It’s great to have my folks back home from their travels in New York.
We’ve been doing really festival things this week like putting up our Christmas Tree, reading some Christmas stories and singing some carols. (Well trying to..)
It’s the first Christmas that I’ve really understood who Father Christmas is, so it’s been a lot more fun for my folks too. They can help my imagination run wild with visions of him coming down our chimney and Rudolf eating carrots left by the fireplace.
Here’s the last couple of days in pictures!
I helped decorate our tree by adding some of my favourite characters on it. I also thought I was being helpful and ended up hanging Daddy’s housekeys on there as well. He spent ages searching for them…I thought I was being tidy! 😉
There’s this one Christmas ornament that I’m not too sure about…it’s a dancing Christmas Tree. I get spooked out by the crazy dancing and the tree sounds drunk when the batteries start to die! I’ve had fun playing my new board game called Christmas Surprises by Orchard Toys and reading some new books which my folks brought back from NYC.Every night my folks read The Night Before Christmas and try to sing The Twelve Days of Christmas….badly!
I’ve discovered Mistletoe for the first time, with its strange pearl-like berries that I want to squish!
We visited Mottisfont’s A Christmas Carol event and loved it. Every year the National Trust at Mottisfont put on a Christmas themed event which we’ve been going to since I was born and you can read about the Nutcracker. We love this NT property and visit in all seasons.
We were also lucky enough to visit another NT property this week too called Clivenden and followed their Christmas Trail and met Father Christmas…so far I have seen the man in the big red suit everywhere!
My folks also decided to squeeze in a bit of Christmas shopping and we headed to Festival Place or ‘Festive Place‘ as its called this month. While we were waiting around for Daddy to finish we went on a magical train ride to meet Father Christmas, right in the centre of the shopping centre. It was ace and the queues weren’t big at all.
We’ve already indulged in Gingerbread Men, Christmas Pudding and Mince Pies as it’s some of my mummy’s favourite foods! She loves pigging out at Christmas time.
Its been a bit chilly willy too, so we’ve started to pile on the layers..all I need to remember is to stop losing my gloves!!
Phew! I think we are now in the full swing of the festive season!
Have you been to see Father Christmas yet? We’d love to hear about it x
Love Bella x