Advent Day 14

Leon’s turn Another king.  I love the Kings.  They have little surprised mouths!  Leon chose the fattest heaviest gift in the bag. Plasticine! They all love plasticine. The big kids make those stop-motion films and Oona happily trampled it in all the carpets.  Lots of fun for all. Elizabeth didn’t want her picture taken today. Me and Paul were talking… Read more →

Advent Day 13 Bang-poppers

Today it was Miss Oona’s turn to open a door. It was another marvellous camel. And today’s lucky dip prize … Party poppers! I don’t know what possessed me to buy party poppers in the supermarket! Oona calls them Bang-poppers which I personally feel is a much better name! Buying them wasn’t my finest idea. The kids love them as… Read more →

Advent Day 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

How the hell did that happen? We are about to turn the Advent calendar around! Day 8 The little campfire for the Shepherd And Loom bands! The other summer the kids went Loom band crazy but they haven’t done them for a long time so I thought they would like these.  The blur that is Oona has got a Strawberry… Read more →

Advent Day 7

I nearly forgot! It’s half past ten! This is why I don’t do Elf on the Shelf. Too forgetful! Well here goes….drumroll… Elizabeth’s turn and we must be done with sheep because here’s a Shepherd! Tadaaah! There he is with his sheep. The kids came up with their own rule that once one of them has placed a figure they… Read more →

Advent Day 6

Leon’s turn. and he was fed up of sweets and wanted something different… So he opened the door And it was another bloody sheep! (Must learn from this when I’m putting them away) It was HARIBO !!  See you tomorrow  Read more →

Advent Day 5

Oops I nearly forgot to update you guys and I bet you are just dying to know what we got aren’t you? Well… it was Oona’s turn And believe me I tried to keep her still for the picture but there was no way! she got another sheep for our flock. There she is in her Paw Patrol nightie and… Read more →

Advent Day 4

It happened, I knew it would! They chose Pez sweets again! I might take the other two packs out of the bag just so they choose something else tomorrow ha ha! Imogen’s turn today A little lamb. he can go in the barn and wait for his friends and the shepherds. The film they chose was Mog’s Christmas which despite… Read more →

Advent Day 3

I’m in bed. I did too much cleaning of the house yesterday and my back is all swollen so when the kids were asking to do the advent calendar I sent Elizabeth down with my phone. I could hear Oona throwing a tantrum because she couldn’t find her pez dispenser and then all went quiet because Elizabeth gave her hers!… Read more →

Advent Day 2

Today it was Leon’s turn to open the door on our calendar. We’ve not started decorating for Christmas yet, as you can see our Autumn leaves are still up! Today we got an angel. He sits on one side of the stable. He picked the biggest parcel! It was four Pez dispensers! They were totally chuffed.  I bought extra pez… Read more →

Advent day 1

This year I’ve done something a little different. My two eldest now ‘know’ about Santa so I wanted to add more excitement and decided to do an Advent lucky dip. Since September I’ve been buying bits and bobs and wrapping them up so that the person whose turn it is to open the door on the calendar also gets to… Read more →