And in the next village, we have for the first time, a marque fill with Christmas goodness inside and out. This belongs to a couple who actually just live around the corner from us. But two years ago someone was killed outside their house crossing the busy road to see the lights. so now they aren't allowed to do what they want and the council has put them in the village where it is safer. So these lovely people, for six weeks, open up their hearts to all of us and provide our children with an amazing experience. There is no fee and there are candy canes for everyone too.
Inside you find loads of these sort of toys, where you press a button and watch as the toy performs for you.
And just look at these pesky signs!!!...
The train set villages are my favourite...
Oh darling, I do think it might be snowing...
Golly, I think you might be right!
Mmmm, it seems to be quite warm over here. I'm a little fearful of loosing my bottom!
Ho ho ho! Santa's here with a reindeer to cheer all the snow men and ladies up.
As I took this photo yesterday, it's a bit out of date, but you can see we are nearly there!!! And my goodness are the girls getting excited. No.1 has always been a very excitable child and No.2 loves Christmas so she's excited, No.3 never gets excited so she's fairly (herself) normal, and No.4 doesn't need much of an excuse to go a bit silly and over the top. So you can imagine how jolly it is around here. They are starting to play nicely now which Mama is really delighted about.
It's Christmas Eve here tomorrow. That's pretty close. We will do goodness knows what tomorrow, probably tidy and make beds, then at 6pm we will go to church for the Children's Service. There's always a play put on by the children and some carol singing. As we aren't regulars, our girls won't be in it.
After the service we will come home and the girls will each pick one present that they would like to open. This is usually quite planned as they have been peaking at the presents under the tree! They'll know what looks good and who it's from. Mummy and Daddy only get three presents each so we won't be joining in.
Tonight we will wrap the last of the presents all ready for Christmas. Have you wrapped all your yet? Ours are never fancy looking and usually the ones the little girls have wrapped have screeds of sellotape. It's OK, I bought four more rolls of it yesterday.