Social gatherings during the Christmas break

Muddles/Muddy puddles
Splashing in muddy puddles!

Over the last couple of days, we have spent our time meeting up with family and friends. We had a relaxing walk in the local woods yesterday, the children and the dogs loved it! Watching my son and our friends’ daughter playing amongst the trees, picking up pine cones as well as helping to decide the route we were to take, was wonderful. My daughter had a fantastic time too. She particularly enjoyed jumping in the muddy puddles or, “Muddles,” as she calls them! She managed to fall over a few times but picked herself up quickly, searching for the next puddle to walk through in her wellies as she did so. We have not been to the woods many times so seeing the children explore and ask questions about their surroundings helped us to enjoy the experience even more. Our morning concluded with coffee and cake/last batch of the mince pies at home.

An afternoon visit from Grandma and Grandad in which they viewed all of the children’s Santa gifts, played with them and also drank coffee, meant that the children slept extremely well that night! I did not do as well though, I think I’d maybe had too much coffee.

This morning was spent catching up with a good friend whilst our children made the most of the new toys.  Not only was it great having a chat but the children had a fantastic time too.  Another resolution of mine now is to meet up with friends more often.

Tomorrow, we have more dog walking scheduled, the children are off to their Dad’s plus I am going out for a meal with friends. Although we are having a relaxing time this holiday, we also have had quite a few social gatherings to attend.  We have all enjoyed seeing all of our family and friends a bit more than usual.

Walking Floppy in the woods
Walking Floppy in the woods

Have you managed to meet up with family and friends over the  Christmas break?  Or have you preferred to have a quiet time at home?  It would be great to hear from you.

  • Sounds like a great couple of days! After spending the first week of the holiday with family we have been having a nice few days to ourselves!

    • I think our day to ourselves will be on Monday (a day before school starts again)! Glad to hear you’ve been having a balance between the two.

  • Sound like you have all had a lovely holiday. Can’t believe it’s nearly time to spend the kids back to school

    • I know, the holidays have gone by quickly again! We’d best make the most of the last few days :-).

  • It sounds like you have had a great Christmas 🙂 We had some nice times with our family and the boys enjoyed seeing their cousins. Im not looking forward to going back to school!Popping by from #pocolo

    • Same here,can’t believe the holidays have passed by so quickly yet again! Glad to hear you had all had a good time over Christmas. Thank you for popping over for a look at my post 🙂 x.

  • Sounds like you had a lovely time – it all goes so fast and before you know it, it’s Christmas again! Thank you for supporting PoCoLo this year lovely xx

    • We had a wonderful time! It’s true,the time passes way too quickly for my liking :-). PoCoLo is fantastic! Thank you for your comment x.