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Christmas at Kew

We have just spent a delightful if very wet evening in Kew Gardens on the Christmas light trail. It was spectacular and if you get the chance to go, then do!

While these lights were playing, a choir was singing Carol of the Bells, a wonderful Ukrainian Carol that my choirs sing. We love it and it was very special to hear it tonight.

The children loved that they could see Stickman reflected in one of the puddles.

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2017 in Beauty, Christmas, Christmas decorations

 

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Benches, Rock Steady and Angels

Both LiveWires were playing in the end of term Rock Steady concert this morning so after taking them to school and admiring the benches in the yard we went into the hall to hear five different rock bands! It was great fun but I can’t show you photos of the children in the band. J was on the keyboard and T on the drums! 


I especially loved the display of angels with the faces of some of the children and wish I’d thought of that in my early career when I taught in Plover Primary School.

 
 

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Snow, Mince Pies and Hedwig

It snowed throughout our journey from Norfolk to London which made driving somewhat tricky but the fields all around were beautiful in their white covering.

When the LiveWires came home from school they wanted, after playing in the snowy slush, to make mince pies.



Hedwig is taking pride of place on the Christmas Tree!

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2017 in baking, Beauty, Christmas, Grandchildren

 

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Snow, Crow and Christmas Tree

As we arrived at the house today, we were met by a very excited LiveWire dancing about in the snow.

The same snow prevented us driving to London from Norfolk today but it did mean that we could be involved in getting the Christmas tree here, driving around some beautiful snow covered tracks.

L spotted a crow with a broken wing on the path and we stopped so that T could check him out.

Decorating the tree was fun.

 

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Frost, Sunlight and Snowmen 

A really heavy frost lay on the ground as we went to Blickling House for a walk and the grass, leaves and fungi had beautiful frosty patterns on them.



I also caught the sun shining through a fallen leaf.

When we were in the garden centre yesterday, B spent her pocket money on some 3D glasses that made all fairy lights appear to have little snowmen around them. It amused us all that my camera was able to look through the glasses and catch the little men in a photo.

 
 

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Hiding, Twirling and Painted Biscuits 

We’ve had a delightful day with LiveWire B, playing hide and seek, dancing around the garden at the garden centre and making painted  tree biscuits for tomorrow’s party at the Home School group.

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2017 in Beauty, environment, garden, Happiness

 

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Delivery Day, Angels and Snoods

Today I took all the baby hats to the wool shop and was delighted to hear that the Midwife from Treliske Hospital will be collecting all the little hats at the end of the week. We also delivered our two goody packed boxes to one of the Cornwall Christmas box collection points. The idea is to fill them with food for a family for Christmas dinner plus some treats.

Ready for delivery

I hung some angels today and loved that they seem to be flying. Thanks, A!

Paper angels

When we were in Truro on Saturday, I took two snoods hoping to find the two Big Issue people that we buy from and talk to. They were both delighted to be given a Christmas present – one will be kept by S; the other is to be passed on to someone who needs it more………..

Warm hand-made snoods

 

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