So way back before Christmas 2013 what were we doing? We went to see the preview of Dr.Bunhead’s Very Dangerous Christmas Show a few weeks ago. H enjoyed it so much that we went back to see the complete show on the big stage at Birmingham Town Hall. It was well worth seeing and H got to meet Dr.Bunhead and get his autograph afterwards (this wasn’t just a blogger’s perk, it was for anyone who wanted to, which I thought was great).
On Christmas Eve we were off with my family to Dudley Zoo and Castle to see Santa. For those who don’t know the zoo is set on a hill which towers over Dudley and the area around. On top of the hill is the castle and on surrounding hill-side there’s a zoo with some wonderful 1930’s listed buildings (now being restored). The castle in the background creates some strange views both from it and looking towards it. I like this pic of the meerkats with the castle in the background. Santa was a big hit as was the Christmas puppet show (all with a Sleeping Beauty theme). It was lovely for H to get out with all his Hughes cousins (except the Australian branch).
H was super excited about Christmas this year. He’s had all the anticipation. He can remember previous Christmases quite easily. And for the last several weeks he’s been asking me to run through the ‘timetable’ for the big day on the way to school each morning. Here he is opening his presents at Granny’s house, which is where we spent Christmas this year. He was very good about the fact that he wasn’t able to play with his main Christmas present there because Granny doesn’t have a Wii. Yes, he did get the Skylanders Swapforce Starter Pack as well as numerous extra figures. He seemed very happy with his haul.
After all the rush and excitement of Christmas, we all needed some downtime. The other day I offered H the chance of a duvet day (also known here as a onesie day). This was something we’d never really done before. H wore his onesie. H wanted me to wear my pyjamas too, but I drew the line at this in case I had to answer the door in pyjamas mid afternoon. So I compromised by wearing soft clothes, which are much more comfortable for snuggling up together on the sofa to watch a film.
After all that Christmas excess and duvet days, we felt the need to brush away the cobwebs a bit today. So off we went to the Wyre Forest (we are Forestry Commission bloggers and visit regularly) to do The Stick Man trail through the forest. Lots of fun was had including making a bow and arrow, plus a spot of broomstick flying. Blog posts on this to follow early in the new year.
I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and I’d like to wish you a happy new year from 92three30.