Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Christmas visit to see cousins

A couple of hours with Steffi, Charli, Andy and Sandra -
with teens bonding  over Harry Potter

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Light, frothy and lots of fun!

We saw the show at the Lowry with Gma, Gpa and Linda from church!

Monday, 26 December 2016

Boxing Day 2016

We went over to Whitefield to see Uncle Chris, Laura, Wayne and Leo.

A house full of Family

And a Minion....

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Christmas Day

Up at 7am so Ben could get his Lego Dimensions presents opened -
and he could get some time playing on his X-Box.

The rest of us went back to bed for a couple of hours before breakfast and Church.

A great family service -

followed by present exchanges with friends.

Then a big family lunch and a big family tea at my Mums!

Just a lovely Christmas Day

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas Eve

My 45th Birthday

A morning at the playground on West Bank

Lunch at my Mum's

Christingle Service at FMC

Tea at my Mums's

A quiet evening - then midnight communion -
 welcoming Christmas Day and the birth of our Saviour.

Martin Mere at Christmas

Our traditional post Christmas trip to Martin Mere

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Daddy/Daughter (and Jamie) Day

Now Megs is back home for Christmas-
A trip to Liverpool for lunch, shopping and a movie - Moana!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Light up a Ben

Al got some battery operated Christmas lights for Church -
Ben decided that he had a far better use for them!
ASDSensory Heaven!

Friday, 16 December 2016

Christmas with Kate Rusby

By complete chance,
 I found out just a couple of days before the event, that Kate Rusby was performing at the Parr Hall

Sharing the stage with a large reindeer -
and with a brass quintet in support -
she  performed all our favourite carols!


Nativity Plays Past

So nearly the end of term -

My little ones at school were amazing in their Nativity play today

It makes me miss the days when Megs and Ben performed in Nativities

Fortunately Facebook Memories and Google Photos love to show me old pictures!

So here are a few Nativity flashbacks!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Harry Potter Weekend - Sunday

After our a couple of late nights -
we had a quiet morning in the hotel -
before walking down to St Pauls.

Ben went to find WiFi at Starbucks -
while Megs and I sat on the steps in the winter sunshine and chatted -
just one more week until she's home for Christmas!

Then it was trains home 
{Megs from St Pancras and us from Euston}

We arrived home to the most beautiful sunset from the station -
and of course Megs shared the same sunset as she arrived in Sheffield - 
she's not so far away really.