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