We are now a month away from Christmas and I’m really not feeling in the festive spirit at all yet, even though we had our first Christmassy adventure at the weekend (see Day 626 for more about this). December is always a super-busy month with lots of activities going on at the girls’ school, several birthdays to celebrate, clients wanting extra sessions in the lead up to what can often be a difficult time of year, visits from family and friends, plus getting organised for Christmas itself. For the most part I love it, though occasionally I find myself feeling a bit overwhelmed and ‘stressy’. Focusing on #projecthappy keeps me a bit more grounded and for that, I am grateful.
Here’s what we’ve been up to…
Day 622: Ella’s class have been focusing on bullying recently and one of the exercises they did today was to write compliments about each person in the class. This was the list that Ella’s classmates wrote about her 🙂
Day 626: Spent the morning together as a family at Blithbury Reindeer Lodge. We saw baby reindeer, went to Elf School, visited Santa, drank hot chocolate, had an elf read us a story by the fire, decorated gingerbread reindeer and had a sleigh ride! Making memories with the girls is so important to me. Most of them are ordinary everyday things like little things I say to them every evening when I kiss them goodnight, or baking together. But just occasionally, these bigger adventures we go on together are so worth it 🙂
Day 629: When they’re little, children often mispronounce words. Lola has always said ‘vallilla’ instead of ‘vanilla’. Tonight we all found this particularly hysterical 😀 #tuesdaynightgiggles
Day 630: A coffee/hot chocolate date with a client I finished working with back at the start of the year. Tomorrow she moves to the other side of the world with her husband to start a new adventure and I’m so pleased we were able to catch up with each other before she goes.