Saturday, 1 December 2018

Photo diary: week 48, project 365

With the busy festive season ahead, I'm already starting running in circles like a headless chicken. So much to do, and so little time left to buy and organise everything. Eeek...

Last Sunday was a Stir Up Sunday, and I've prepped up the dried fruit and nuts with lots and lots of apricot brandy.The smell in the kitchen was divine. I didn't actually bake the cake until a few days later, but it's done now, all wrapped in paper and foil.

Stir Up Sunday

Eddie's become addicted to Monopoly game. He keeps pestering his father to play with him, and would happily spend the evening doing just that.



A foggy morning and a brisk walk through the flood fields on the way to school.



Eddie's school has a great scheme for children who have parents and/or siblings with special needs and disabilities - The Carers' Club. Every term they have a special activity for children. This time it was a visit to the Eynsham nursery to meet Santa. They watched the film, had popcorn and snacks and got little gifts. Eddie was pleased with his festive hat and thrilled to miss the school day in favour of the trip.
I think it is such a fab idea. Children like our Eddie have to live in the circumstances where the needs of their siblings often come first, and they have to adapt. Eddie never begrudges his elder brother, when we need to change plans or are not able to participate in something that would not suit Sasha.
And it's great that the school takes it into consideration and supports children like my younger son.


A festive Hazelnut Praline latte in Costa - very nutty indeed. Had a lovely chat with my friend on Thursday morning.


There was a Twitter comp yesterday, where you had to upload a snap of yourself in specs with your favourite book. Here I am, channeling my inner Minerva McGonagall.


Today Eddie and I went to see Ralph Wrecks the Internet.Gosh, two hours later I felt like I was wrecked myself. It would have been better cut in half. And all the funniest bits were already shown in trailers.
We popped into Waterstones and admired The Diary of a Wimpy Kid bunting. I so need one in my life.



12 comments:

  1. Ahh! Every year I say I'm going to make my own Christmas cake but chicken out and leave it to my great aunt. hehehe
    Monopoly is a fab game but when we play it always ends in an argument.
    Eddie's school sounds great! What a lovely thing to do for children who have siblings with special needs.
    I love your entry for the Twitter comp. What fun. I hope you won!
    I hate it when they show all the best bits in the trailers. I felt they did that with Minions a couple of years ago. I was so angry. lol

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I haven't made a Christmas cake in many years. I'm trying to think which other animation we've seen did the same, with the best bits in trailers, maybe Sing.

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  2. N is getting monopoly from his godmother for christmas because we only have a flimsy travel set. I think I'm regretting it already and he's not even had it yet.

    That's great what Eddie's school do. He's looking very pleased with himself.

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    1. I see what you mean, it can get quite addictive, but on the other hand, I'd rather Eddie played Monopoly than on XBox or be glued to his ipad. :)

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  3. I like Monopoly too, although my husband is not that keen. We are playing board games and games daily from yesterday and up to the 24th as is part of our advent calendar, and we love it.

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    1. How lovely that you play board games daily during the advents, that makes it a nice festive tradition.

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  4. i started to watch Ralph one on a plane when i was bored, the only time i probably slept. I'd play monopoly with Eddie, my lot don't like board games and that cake looks yummy

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    1. The 2nd one is as sleep-inducing as the 1st one. :)

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  5. I fully understand how one child can take up so much time and for all the siblings do not moan it is hard going for them, what a lovely thing for the school to do.
    Monopoly is better than electronic games.

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    1. I totally agree, a board game is better than any gadgety things.

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  6. What a wonderful school Eddie goes to, to offer that kind of support. wonderful idea. love your pose, hats really suit you too, wish they did me #365

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  7. Oh we haven't played monopoly in ages! Should dig it out and have a play!

    The Carers Club is such a lovely idea! How thoughtful of them to arrange an activity and do it regularly!

    Oh I didn't know Costa were doing a Hazelnut praline....will have to go try it

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