I shopped and tidied. Changed beds. Prepared the dining room. Those who visit my blog know that it is usually an extension of my desk. It all got tidied away ( well put out of sight) and the table was clear and ready for us to dine at.
Presents were under the tree.
Lights were lit.
The fire was all ready in case it got really cold, which it did last night.
My family arrived safely on Friday at about half past eight, the children in their PJ's and new dressing gowns and were desperate to open those presents!!
They brought these new friends with them :-) they are pet pillows. They open out and they used them as pillows.
Presents opened - DS helping Grandpa to further master his new Tablet.
The next day we had to change our plans for a day walking and scooting as the weather was so dreadful. Instead we went to The Transport Museum In Coventry. The children absolutely loved it as did grandpa. The photos are on my phone and have not done anything with them yet ( it s a new phone and I have to work out what to do :-) )
Afterwards it was back to Grandma and Grandpa's for a special tea. We had such fun and the children sang for us and played so sweetly together. We are truly blessed.
The dining room table - starting to put out 'the feast ' excuse the bottles and shop containers- I usually decant everything - my D's I L said I should not worry - less washing up!!!!!
On Sunday we went to Birmingham Town Hall to see a live production of the Gruffalo's Child. Below is the stage at the start ( we were asked not to take photos during the play) it was all very cleverly done and we really enjoyed it.
Below is view from Pizza Express in Birmingham where we had lunch afterwards. It was yummy. I had a very tasty and large pizza.
Today we were all together at our house for a lunch of leftovers!!! They have all returned home now. I miss them very much( but I was glad of a rest. )
I would like to wish everyone that may visit a very Happy New Year and I hope it will be all you wish for.
See you in 2013. Anne x