Tagged: Christmas

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Christmas at Home

Christmas is usually a quiet affair for us. If you look back through blog posts from years gone by you’ll see that they usually follow a similar format. The main change during the past decade or so has been that the opening of presents gets later and later. When Morgan was younger he was up...

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Westonbirt Aboretum Light Trail

We had our annual festive trip to Bristol at the weekend. With Friday off work, we took a leisurely drive down and headed into Yate to do some shopping. We needed masks and snorkels for the New Year and surprisingly managed to find some that looked suitable in Yate. We wandered around a few other...

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Christmas Decorations

It felt a little weird putting the Christmas decorations up without Morgan here, but it would also have been weird and somewhat miserable not to have bothered. So yesterday morning we had Christmas songs playing throughout the house and made the annual trip into the attic to find the tree and the lights and soon...


Christmas Day 2022

It wouldn’t be Christmas with a Christmas Day blog post. To be honest, there isn’t a huge amount to blog about really. You could probably look back to the Christmas Day blog posts from the past few years and it would be almost the same! That’s not a complaint of course, more an observation that...

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Christmas is Coming!

Having spent the weekend in Bristol for our annual family gathering, it was time to get the goodies out for Christmas and stock up the treats table. There’ll be no dieting here for a while! As usual, the weekend away was a little hectic. We couldn’t leave as early as usual as Anna was playing...


Up with the Christmas Lights

Yeah, “It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas”. Well, it kind of is thanks to the fact that we put the Christmas lights up at the weekend and it’s been super cold, frosty and there’s snow. You can’t beat Christmas lights and snow to make it feel like Christmas. So, it might be a...

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Christmas Lights

I know, I know, it’s still November – mentioning Christmas on my blog should be illegal. Don’t worry, we haven’t gone mad and put up the Christmas lights too early. However, we had an evening in Aberystwyth on Saturday for the turning on of the lights there. We were there because Anna was playing in...



We had our usual fairly quiet Christmas here this year. No early morning wake up calls from Morgan to see if Santa had been. Now that he’s a grumpy teenager it was quite the opposite in fact. We finally managed to get him out of bed at around 10am. The weather reflected the grumpy teenager...


Santa at Sunset

Even Santa can’t resist an Ynyslas Sunset! Merry Christmas everyone! If you were expecting a card from us then don’t blame the postie, it’s not lost in the post, instead we’ve made a donation to charity. This year it was a charity that, if you’ll expose the pun, became very close to my heart. Due...

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Lighting Up!

It’s that time of year again – time to for lighting up the Christmas decorations. New this year is a santa sleigh and reindeer, some stars for the hall and little houses for the window sill.