My Sunday Photo 17th December

Can you believe that this time next week it will be Christmas Day!
We got into the Christmas spirit properly today with a trip to Cadbury World and the photo here is of the Santa Show which the kids loved.

We did the tour and learnt all about the history of chocolate and how the Cadbury brothers set up their factory and housing estate in Bournville, Birmingham. It’s not a new story for us as we live less than two minutes away from Bournville. I did learn something new in the factory tour though, and that was how they fill their chocolates. I might have a go myself one day now I’ve seen it done.

We had a fabulous day at Cadbury World and I spent a fair bit of money in the shop stocking up on Christmas treats for all the family. When we left we spent a little time listening to the Bournville Carrilon which was playing Christmas songs.

We arrived home pretty shattered but after dinner we had another Christmas treat. The local church always put on a Christmas Carol service on the hill, with hot chocolate and brownies. Last year it was freezing cold but this year it was really quite mild, you could definitely tell the difference. I call it a carol service but our local church is anything but ordinary and their band with drums, keyboard and electric guitars were there and they projected the words onto the side of a block of flats, so it wasn’t quite like you would imagine a carol service to be. In fact it’s a real community experience and there were lots of locals there.

So now we approach the final week until it’s Christmas and we will be busy for a few more days while I finish wrapping up presents and organizing the shopping. Then when the two youngest finally break up from school we will be kicking back and chilling out for the rest of the week.

Merry Christmas Everyone x


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  1. December 18, 2016 / 9:49 am

    What a lovely Christmas trip and so close to you! The carol service sounds great and really inclusive for the whole community.

  2. sarahmo3w
    December 18, 2016 / 9:50 am

    It sounds like a lovely way to build up to Christmas. I still quite can't believe it's actually only a week away!
    Merry Christmas to all of you. x

  3. December 18, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    What a great trip for Christmas, love it

    Have a very Merry Christmas.

    Thank you for linking up and supporting My Sunday Photo this year.

  4. coombemill
    December 18, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    How exciting to visit a Santa show! One week today – Yikes!

  5. Martyn Kitney
    December 18, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    Wonderful! Sounds amazing in the run up! Have a lovely Christmas! #mysundayphoto

  6. liquoriceuk
    December 23, 2016 / 8:42 am

    The Santa Show looks like fun and sounds like you had a lovely visit to Cadbury World – we enjoyed visiting there earlier this year. Love the sound of the carol service on the hill too 🙂

  7. valentinewishes
    January 27, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    very nice posts. really to be appreciated awsome and a great stuff
    keep posting like this.having a great smile here .too good
    happy chocolate day messages

  8. December 7, 2018 / 6:30 am

    Hii Great post. ! Christmas is now on the way..! And our countdown starts to celebration Christmas. I very like Christmas festival.

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