So our previous post was about Santa visit. That was on the Tuesday night after school. I had forgot to mention that on that Tuesday morning Sophie had her flu vaccination in town at the school nursing team. She had missed out a few weeks back due to being sick.
So on the Wednesday we woke up at 7:50 to this lovely sunrise coming up out Sophie's window. Me - Being a night owl very rarely sees these!
The weekend was taken up with lots of packing ready to go up north for Christmas. We almost didn't go though as after the Friday briefing I felt this wasn't a good idea with corona getting worse. We had the bubble "excuse" as mil lives alone but I felt she would be ok as she has another friend who lives alone and could come round for the day. I also didn't want to run the risk of any of us passing it on to either her or her friend! This was one of those occassions where you are literally 50/50 bang on the fence about a decision and it really upset me for 2 days! I went as far as to loose sleep over and got all anxious as I just didn't know what the right thing was. To me the right thing was to stay home and yet to leave an old lady alone for Christmas? Plus the disappointment for hubby to not be able to go? She also doesn't care about the risk of corona and would rather see us so that was extra pressure saying we should go. So in the end I caved and guilt for the better of me and we went!
Monday before Christmas: The elf had fun over night it would appear! And yet more packing! ... We leave tomorrow morning whenever we are ready!
Tuesday! The departure day! We were up around 9ish and got to it. Ended up leaving home around 1145 and stopped 3 times for lots of wees! Ended up arriving at mil in Blackburn around 5pmish. We rested for around an hour or so then hubby and me went out food shopping. Mil doesn't have a car and no idea what our kids will eat so was best we do the shop ourselves. Got back - had a late tea - around 8pm I think it was! Then got the kids off to bed late.
Wednesday - This was a down day at mil's house. Just chilling on laptop and helped Sophie build a foam house we had brought up with us. I got it cheap at an NCT sale ages ago and thought it would be good for doing up there.
Thursday - Pretty much a repeat of Wednesday. Didn't do much in the morning. I put a blog post up on here. Finished making Sophies foam house. Wrapped kids presents and bits for stockings - as this is Christmas eve - in the afternoon. Then we watched a film - Elf! The Christmas classic! Sophie played on the rocking horse mil has. We piled all the presents under the tree after the kids were asleep - laaaate! We then settled down with the advent candle on and watched midnight mass - Of half of it then we were too tired for the rest!
Right that will do for this update! The next one will be the Christmas day one! Enjoy reading! I'll be doing a interview of Sophie soon so get your questions in for me to ask her! :-D Enjoy the last day of the holidays! Back to normal tomorrow. Looks like we might see some snow this week but we shall see ... As I keep saying --- Keep looking to the skies! Lots of love to all X