On Monday Eddie and I went to a play date after school. There is another Russian Mum at school now, her son is in Reception, and our boys seem to get along nicely. When we left their home, it was already dark, and we walked, looking around and admiring all the Christmas lights and window displays. The laptop repairs shop has the most splendid window show, a big scene with the pub, merry go round, ice skaters, skiing and Santa in his lodge. I loved the little carol singers.
Tuesday was the usual hectic day. I had a coffee with a friend in the morning. Later I did the reading session in Eddie's school. Tuesday was the most anticipated day of the last few weeks, as it was the beginning of advents. Eddie couldn't wait to start opening the doors on his advent calendars, both Star Wars-themed (though smack me if I knew what's the connection between Star Wars and Christmas). Here he is, opening the door of his Lego Star Wars advent calendar.
Wednesday :I have been dabbling in some photo challenges on Instagram recently, and Tuesday's #mystylephotochallenge was all about Hats and Gloves. How could I resist? I love hats, and have quite a collection. This M&S hat is one of my latest additions to the ever-growing stash of hats.
Thursday night was a big dinner at Federico's college. I sneakily took a few photos with my mobile. This is the dessert we had: a Christmas pudding parfait and a slice of walnut cake.
After several slightly disappointing Lego Star Wars advent doors Eddie finally got what he wanted - one of the minifigures.