Our Favourite Five – December


Did you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year?

It feels a little odd to be looking back on December when most people are looking towards the New Year. Many of us have new resolutions and goals that they want to achieve for 2017. I have really struggled to get back into our usual routine this week. It’s been hard dragging myself and the boys out of bed in the mornings!

December was a crazy busy month of festivity – I’m sure it was the same for all of us. It was great to have a couple of weeks off work to spend with the boys and we were sure to make the most of every moment. We had lazy mornings, PJ days and movie nights as well as trips to our local National Trust Park and the woods.

It was really tough picking out our top five this month but here they are.

Remote control cars

Father Christmas was rather generous this year and the boys got a remote control 4×4 car each. I must admit I didn’t realise quite how big they actually were. I think Mr H loves them just as much as the boys. They are pretty speedy and are able to go up hills, in mud and water and all sorts!


New camera

Mr H has earnt lots of brownie points over Christmas as I received a DSLR camera. I’d been struggling with my faithful digital camera for a while (it’s not great in low light and fast movement) and have wanted a DSLR. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. There is so much to learn but I can already see the difference in the quality of photos I’m taking. I was one happy bunny over the Christmas holidays and have not stopped snapping photos of everything and anything!

Nativity and Christmas songs

Year 2 is the only year that have a Christmas Nativity and so I was very proud of my big boy. He played an Angel and had three lines to learn and did them beautifully! It was also M’s first performance at nursery too and it was just too cute!

Father Christmas at Painshill Park

December, wouldn’t be December without a trip to see the man in red right? We went to see him in a Crystal Grotto at Painshill Park this year and the walk up to the grotto was really good fun. We were spoilt with some stunning views of the place.


Christmas at Kew

Finally, our little pre-Christmas trip to Kew Gardens was just what we needed to get us in the festive mood. Seeing the place lit up at night was just stunning.


 What were your favourites for December?

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  1. Oh how did you like Kew this Christmas? We skipped this year. Went 2 years ago and tbh I wasn’t overly impressed.

  2. Ah those pictures from their Christmas plays… so adorable! What precious memories x #OurFaveFive

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