Word of the Week – Christmas!

With Christmas Day so close now it has to be the word of my week. This week has been very Christmas focused, with Christmas food shopping and present wrapping. But my favourite thing about Christmas is joining the kids at school for activities and concerts.

This year both schools (which are really one school but the younger ones haven’t moved over to the new building yet) have had Christmas Wonderland Events. On Tuesday we were at the big school where we were treated to hot chocolate and mince pies while we pottered around the stalls decorating Christmas hats and baubles, playing pin the nose on the reindeer and other games and purchasing Christmas cards designed by the children, as well as lots of other stuff. One thing we did enjoy was having selfies with Father Christmas, even I had a go. There were props too and hubby gave Father Christmas a sign pointing to me which said naughty. I was not happy and promptly told FC that I’d been a very good girl and he promised that he would bring me lots of presents on Christmas Eve. I’m sorted!

After the Wonderland the school gave a concert (But not until after the raffle was drawn where I won a box of 12 Christmas cupcakes!) The kids at that school are incredibly talented. They do focus on the music lessons and have what they call ‘band musicianship where the children are encouraged to play instruments of their choice and create their own bands. They even have a recording studio. Star wasn’t in this particular performance but I still enjoyed the show.

Then yesterday we had the  Winter Wonderland at the little school which was very similar but still lots of fun. errr I won the raffle again! This time we had a choice of prizes and I sent Boo to choose and she came back with a cake, she wasn’t impressed when I told her it was a fruit cake though.

There’s been only one dampener on the week though and that was my eldest daughter getting sick yesterday. I’m just hoping we don’t all come down with it now but I do have a sneaky feeling it was something she ate, dodgy mayonnaise.

Merry Christmas!

The Reading Residence


  1. December 22, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    What a lovely week, and well done you on your wins! Hopefully it was just something your daughter ate, and you're now all set for Christmas. Have a great time x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. angiemwebster77
    December 22, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Your week sounds wonderful, it's so lovely to be able to go and join in with them at school isn't it. I love watching Christmas shows at school, they all work really hard don't they. Fingers crossed the sickness passes you all by. Have a wonderful Christmas x

  3. December 22, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    I like your week. You must be in a very Christmasy mood. No need to do any baking either. Hope your daughter soon feels herself again and you all have a wonderful Christmas. #wotw

  4. December 22, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Aww! What fantastic events…They really sound like a lot of fun!
    I hope your daughter feels better soon and no one else catches it.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas x

  5. mummyhereandthere
    December 22, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Awww what a lovely week and the school sounds incredible. Fingers crossed the bugness passes! Merry Christmas to you and your family X #wotw

  6. December 22, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    no-one else has got sick yet so fingers crossed. Merry Christmas x

  7. December 22, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    Thank you, merry Christmas x

  8. December 23, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Sounds like a busy Christmas week! Get well soon to your eldest. I am not feeling well myself. Happy Christmas! #wotw

  9. December 24, 2017 / 8:00 am

    Sounds like a lovely Christmassy week and the events at the school sound like they were fun. Well done on winning at the raffle and glad you made sure Father Christmas knew which list you really should be on! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas x #WotW

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