Thursday, December 22, 2011

Silly Season

Well, it has certainly felt pretty crazy here the last couple of weeks!

Jonathan has now left primary school which involved his Graduation evening, Presentation Day and Yr 6 Leaver's Camp.

Meg has now left the gorgeous Infant's school that she has been at for 3 years and will join Joseph at the local Public School.

At least I will only have 3 educational establishments to worry about next year, rather than 4!

We've also been busy with some doings and makings.

Jonathan as 'Music Star' at the Santa Fun Run

Robert's Reindeer mask for the Pre-school Christmas Concert

Seeing Santa

Infant's School Christmas Concert

Mug cosies for pressies and to order

Ninjabread Men fro the Yr 6 Fete

Some yarn-y gorgeousness

Teacher presents

These became these!

Bought as kits from Blossom and Cat at the Olive Tree market and made by Meg and her friend with some(!!) help from the Mums!

Jonathan made these from this website.  In case you weren't sure, they're Clone Troopers and Boba Fett.  Obviously.

Kid-friendly Rocky Road from this recipe.

And I got my Christmas Present early...

I got a fantastic deal and so far have mended 90% of all the clothes that have been languishing in corners around the house.  It has paid for itself in those repairs alone!  I've also made some picnic-y looking bunting

and some Christmas bunting!

Will post a pic when it is in place.

You can imagine the chaos with 5 kids in the run up to Christmas, but I have tried to keep it chilled and a bit cultural too with a visit to the Cathedral to hear Handel's Messiah with Archie - just beautiful.  I think we have Christmas lunch sorted too as the kids decided on Tapas.  Archie, Robert and I headed to a great deli today, while the others were at Tennis Camp, and got everything we wanted for a whole lot less than a turkey and all the trimmings.

So I doubt very much if I'll pop in before Christmas, but may I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and hope that in all the fun and frenzy that you get time to think about WHO we are celebrating.

Sandra xx


  1. I Have a Brother sewing machine too! Brian is it's name. Love it!

    Gorgeous pics of super sweet kids. Enjoy Christmas with them all.


  2. Merry Christmas! Hope you all have a wonderful time....enjoy your new toy!


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