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November 2015

    Living Arrows 2015 – Week 48

    30/11/2015

    Living Arrows – Week 48

    “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Khalil Gibran

    This weekend we managed to catch up on some of the to-do list which happened to include writing Christmas cards. Olly helped write the Christmas cards for his Nanny and Grandad, his Uncles, his Aunty and cousin. We wrote down his name on a piece of paper and he very cleverly copied his name onto the bottom of each of the cards. He loves practicing writing and drawing and he can hold the crayon or pencil really well. Once we had written the cards, I asked him if he wanted to write his letter to Santa and he excitedly said yes.

    Letter to Santa

    My friend Zoe has a great Letter to Santa printable on her blog so we printed it off and Olly began to fill in the blanks for his letter to Santa. This is the first time we’ve ever done something like this but he was so excited. We asked him what he wanted for Christmas and Olly must have got a little confused as he said ‘Fridge Raiders and Ham’. I’m not sure if he thought we were writing a shopping list or if Santa works for Sainburys, but we reassured him that he could have those things at any time and not just for Christmas. He eventually settled on some toy cars in blue and grey and a space rocket! His Daddy had to help him write the request on the letter but he was so proud of it.

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    We’ve popped the letter in the post to Santa and hopefully he’ll get a reply from the main man himself in the next few weeks. He’ll be so excited to see some post with his name on. He’s really good at recognising his own name so he’ll know it’s a letter just for him. I love the excitement in his face when we talk about Christmas, he’s loving the build up and learning so much about our Christmas traditions. Olly’s first Christmas was more exciting for us as parents as we started many family Christmas traditions and I’ve been spoken more about Olly’s first Christmas over on the Toys R Us blog. The next few weeks are going to be so exciting for us all. It’s all just so magical.

     Living Arrows

  • Me and Mine November 2015

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    30/11/2015
  • Peppa Pig's Surprise

    An afternoon out to see Peppa Pig’s Surprise

    Last Sunday, Hubby and I took Olly to the New Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham to see his first ever show, Peppa Pig’s Surprise. Being the sly Mama that I am, I didn’t tell Olly…

    29/11/2015
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    28/11/2015
  • The changing landscape of Birmingham

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    27/11/2015
  • Harvester Solihull

    Review: Family friendly dining with Harvester

    After a busy week at work, both hubby and I were both rather relieved to have been invited to Harvester restaurant in Solihull for our dinner on Friday evening. I don’t think either us…

    24/11/2015
  • Living Arrows 2015 – Week 47

    Living Arrows – Week 47 “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Khalil Gibran On late Friday evening we saw our first fluttering of snow. It wasn’t much…

    23/11/2015
  • A weekend in London with Merino Hospitality

    To celebrate my birthday earlier this month, we packed our overnight bags and headed down on the train to London to stay in a gorgeous mews house with Merino Hospitality. We had planned a…

    20/11/2015
  • Our Christmas family traditions

    *Post in collaboration with Cox and Cox Our son’s first Christmas was an exciting time for us all. He was only 10 months old so wasn’t really aware of what was going on but…

    19/11/2015