Christmas days out Lego

Monday Happy Things

I can’t believe I’ve managed to keep posting the 5 things which make me happy for well over a year now. It’s a great way of marking the passing weeks which are going so quickly. This week has been busy with a big birthday and the school Christmas Fayre, which I helped organise. I’m not sure how I managed to do anything else – but I did!

We upcycled a wooden crate into a sleigh to hold our Book Advent. I painted it in my favourite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor’s Silk which is a gorgeous, deep red colour. You can see our cheeky Elf of the Shelf filled it with Advent treats for the children on Tuesday.

upcycled wooden sleigh

I found a brilliant new baking subscription box and received my first Bakes Box. It was an exciting collaboration with Maid of Gingerbread to make a Gingerbread Box. I’m really hoping I’ll have time to bake it this weekend.

Maid of Gingerbread Bakes Box

My Lego Gingerbread House arrived (along with some exciting Lego Minecraft sets for my 5 year old for Christmas) and I really enjoyed putting it together.

Lego Gingerbread House

We spent Saturday afternoon at the Festival of Lights at Longleat. Europe’s largest ever display of Chinese lanterns transforms Longleat into a glowing winter wonderland, and we all had a great time. There was a giant tree with a light display, a Chinese Dragon Boat, Safari Park Animal lanterns, panda lanterns, sea animals and so much.

Festival of Lights at Longleat

It was my mum’s birthday which gave us a great reason for a family get together. The children loved spending the weekend with their cousins and we had an impromptu photo shoot with our Christmas jumpers on. I think the outtakes are even better than the proper photos!




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