Happy Christmas!! (We can totally say that now we’re properly into December, can’t we?  I may just start every post with it from here on out. 😉 )

If you follow over on Instagram you’ll maybe have seen me putting together our alternative advent calendar yesterday.  Last minute as always, but I like to think that I work to my full potential under a bit of time pressure. 🙂

Every year we try to put together an activity based calendar in addition to the usual chocolate ones.  We have found that it really helps us to focus on the meaning of the season and take a little time out from the hustle and bustle to do things together as a family.  I’ll not lie – it’s often a challenge to fit activities in around school and all the extra-curriculars, but it is always so worth it when we do and it’s something the kids really look forward to now, year on year.