Monday, 23 November 2015

Christmas on a tiny string

This year Christmas is smaller than ever. The children's presents are scaled right back. Dylan is having driving lessons (I'm paying half with his dad). So he really isn't getting much else. Mostly clothes and smellies, just so he has things to open on the big day.

I am going to book Stephanie some ice skating lessons, we have an ice bowl not too far away. Stephanie has been asking to go ice skating for years, but I am still having nightmares from taking Dylan when he was younger (around 10!). I thought as I am not confident ie can barely stand up on skates! Lessons will probably be the safest bet. It is £60 for 6 lessons so she should be able to balance by the end of those! I am considering booking myself on as well so that I am confident to go on and enjoy time with her. To go with those Stephanie will get a few little presents to open. I already have a couple of bits for her- some pencils with her name on which she has ssked for, bought at a bargain price of £2.99. Another something she has asked for is a nerf gun rebelle, these were recently on offer at argos and you got 2 different guns for £8.99 for both so those were collected quickly.

I have heard that you can get cheap turkey crowns in aldi so I shall be heading there on pay day to hopefully get one. Everything else is already bought- I like to get treats- biscuits, pringles etc. These have been bought with my weekly shop for the past few months as and when I spot them on offer.

Christmas is almost done in my house. Just need to wrap up my children's presents and get some little bits for the stockings, I am thinking punch balloons, rocket balloons, wind up racers etc to have some giggles with on the big day. All other presents have been wrapped as soon as they are bought.

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How are you managing Christmas this year?

10 comments:

  1. Wow you are really organised. They sound like brill pressies. We are doing simillar this year, small tree presents, so we can have a spend up for uni things next year. X

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    1. Presents were really appreciated, went down a treat :-)

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  2. Well done being organised in advance. I'm saving for a holiday next year so gifts are just things we need this year. Happy Christmas to your sweet family Sarah.

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    1. Thank you. Merry Christmas to you too

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  3. I noticed you haven't posted for a while, hope all is ok wuth you. I don't usually leave comments but i enjoy your blog.

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    1. Thank you for commenting, it is nice to know that someone enjoys my ramblings!

      All is well, have been a little busy with work/ family etc. Planning on getting back into my groove with blogging ASAP.

      Merry Christmas

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  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours Sarah. Hope you had a wonderful day with your lovely family.
    X x

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    1. Merry christmas to you too. We have had a wonderful Christmas so far :-)

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  5. Hope you all had a very happy christmas

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    1. We did thank you. I hope you and yours did too :-)

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