Panto has started (oh yes, it has!) and I’ve been busy juggling kids, work and extra pets.
Here’s our week in pictures…
Day 335 – Sunday 1st December – my daughter’s first panto performance! It went really well and it was lovely to see. I’m such a proud mum. As a panto is festive, I dug out the Christmas jumper.
Day 336 – Monday 2nd December – my son had an inset day and was off school and my daughter was ill and off school! She felt ill at panto yesterday, but you never would have guessed from watching her. It was a very cold day and I took this photo of the sunrise.
Day 337 – Tuesday 3rd December – my daughter went back to school and I had a busy day of work, accompanied by a general feeling of dread that I am nowhere near ready for Christmas and am very short of time to get ready. The only photo I took was of my socks. Most of my socks have pandas on them. As you can tell from my Christmas jumper, I particularly like pandas!
Day 338 – Wednesday 4th December – more work and more worrying about Christmas. Managed to order a couple of things online and briefly went into town and only got a few Christmas cards, as well as some tap shoes that my daughter needed, but not for Christmas! After school, my daughter showed me some of her artwork and I was very impressed.
Day 339 – Thursday 5th December – my daughter had her third and fourth panto performances. I always love it when she gets home from panto, as she is always full of stories. No two days are ever the same. We took delivery of two rabbits, who will be staying with us until Christmas. I don’t dare share photos of them, in case it spoils the Christmas magic. So here’s two lovely guinea pigs instead.
Day 340 – Friday 6th December – I got through my work quicker than expected today, which was good as it freed up a bit of time for Christmas preparations. As a freelancer who is paid on an hourly rate, getting through work quickly isn’t a good thing financially, but I really need the time for other stuff at the moment, so I don’t mind.
Day 341 – Saturday 7th December – my son was playing rugby away in Bristol – his final game of a very short season. He was the only year 11 in the second team, scored a brilliant try and they won, which was nice to see. My husband and I ran Eastville parkrun in Bristol. It’s a hilly one and I was happy with my time of 23:32 and my position as fourth lady and first in my age category.