Our Favourite Five – November

Waaa!!! Time is going way too quickly for my liking! How are we into December already? I feel so disorganised with Christmas at the moment. Usually I have at least wrapped up some presents and started writing Christmas cards and am looking forward to decorating the house, but this year…. I just seem to be behind with everything and constantly trying to catch up.

Anyway, so you will have noticed this post is late but here’s a little look back into my favourite five of November.

 1. Trip to Hamburg
This had to be on the top of our list for the month. We took the boys on a long weekend to Hamburg to visit their Uncle Detlef who lives out there. It was nice to get away before the madness and mayhem that December usually brings. This was the boys second time to Hamburg only this time round with M being a little older we had a little less baggage to take with us. The boys absolutely LOVED their break as did we and have not stopped talking about Germany and all the trains they saw… which brings me nicely onto number 2…

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2. Double Decker Train
Without a doubt the main highlight of our trip to Hamburg was the train ride we took on a double-decker train to Lunenburg. The boys were in there absolute element! E has now very specific instructions for next time. He would like to go on the Intercity-Express (ICE), one of the fastest trains in Germany and Europe!


3. LaplandUK
Although it was still technically November, last weekend we took the boys to see Father Christmas at LaplandUK. It was quite simply, amazing! After four years of visiting Garden Centres and other places for our yearly visit to see Santa this blew everything we have been to out of the water. They got to make toys in the toy factory, decorate gingerbread with Mother Christmas, ice skate, pet huskies and see reindeer as well as the big finale of meeting Father Christmas himself.


4. Nursery Walk
When E was at nursery I never got to help on many trips or local walks as I always had M with me. Now M is at the same nursery I have been able to volunteer and so I helped out on a lovely autumn walk a few weeks ago where the children got to have fun walking knee-deep in leaves, wave to the buses that went past and spot the post box. It was so nice to see M in his nursery environment. He still doesn’t really talk about who he plays with when he’s there so it was nice to see him interacting with the other children.


5. Tots Score
I was working away on my blog one evening when I suddenly noticed that my Tots 100 badge had changed. Tots 100 is a chart of UK Parent bloggers and every member is individually ranked. There are over 8000 blogs on the list and I am currently in the Top 500 which is just amazing! My score has been steadily going up each month ever since I joined over a year ago and making the Top 500 makes me really really happy. I’m not sure if I will get to stay so we’ll see!


That’s our favourites for November – what were yours?

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  1. reimer and ruby

    I like Germany, and we’ve been to their fastest train too and it was really amazing. We have not been to see Santa yet as we’re still searching for a different place this year rather than the local shops or garden centre. Your family photo looks lovely! Well done to your Tots score, mine was constantly up this last few months and was back down this month, so disappointing! #OurFaveFive

  2. Mumisthewordblog

    Double decker train? What! That’s amazing. I want to go just for that alone #lovelythings

  3. That double decker train is so cool – I didn’t even know they existed! LaplandUK sounds great too. 😀 #lovelythings

  4. LaplandUK looks amazing, I hadn’t heard of it before, but it looks brill. Congrats on your TOTs score, great news. Becky x #lovelythings

  5. Congrats on your Tots score. I have debated LaplandUK several time as it’s just down the road from us, but it’s so expensive. Maybe I will dig into the savings next year as so many people say how good it is. Thanks for linking up to #lovelythings

  6. Congratulations on the Tots100 score thats great news. I loved seeing everyones pictures of lapland UK and it is definitely on our list for next Christmas. I have also made a new years resolution to travel more in 2016 – fingers crossed I manage it with a newborn! Popping over from #LovelyThings

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