Last Sunday Sophie asked if she could go to Lanhydrock (National Trust House) and see Father Christmas. Having just turned 10 we were not sure if she still believed or had the bubble burst by another child at school so we were surprised and to be honest a little pleased.
The Christmas Tree is always gorgeous and this year was no exception. They manage to achieve a certain colour and light quality to it.
Sophie was fine until it was her turn and seemed to hesitate and go all shy, so still my little girl despite her growing up so fast and seeming to take everything in her stride. She said afterwards that she could not remember the books that she would like but said she wanted to do more reading. Last year they had a fabulous Father Christmas, he looked just like the vintage cards, his own beard and was excellent, I could not get over how authentic he looked. So it was a shame that he was not there this year, had clearly lost several pounds and Sophie said she could see the stitching on his false beard. Opps! So I think that I shall go back to my original thought.....this may be the last year that she truely believes but maybe just a teeny tiny bit of her will.
This past week has been crazy trying to finish things off before the holidays. One piece of news, I have my referal appointment as the New Year starts so I did not have to wait quite as long as I thought I would have to. I shall let you know how I get on there and at least it has avoided Christmas.
The appointment has also avoided clashing with our Christmas Cruise with Oceana and we leave tomorrow after school has finished. We have been frantically wrapping, packing, washing, ironing, looking for things, re-charging everything in sight and trying not to forget that Toffy needs to go to the cattery, where he will be treated to hie own heated cat mat!!
I will see if I can post while I am away but if not I shall bore you all with a ton of photos when I get back.
Have a super Christmas everyone and many thanks to those of you who have sent a pressie or swap. I shall open them on my return so please do not worry if I do not email back to you straight away.
Take care everyone and