Here’s a little of what we got up to in November and early December. We had weeks and weeks plagued by runny noses, coughs and colds, but still managed a few outings…
We got a new car, and celebrated with a trip to the coast. It doesn’t take us long to drive over to Hunstanton, and it has a charm all of its own out of season. You can’t beat hot chips eaten on a bench – even if you’re being bullied by hundreds of menacing seagulls!
The big event in November was Tom’s 4th birthday. He had a lovely weekend with family visiting and a little party for all his friends. Everything was very heavily tractor themed as usual! I enjoyed making the same cake I first made for Gabriel’s 2nd birthday – it’s such an easy one to do but looks so effective.
In early December on a cold, crisp day we couldn’t resist another little trip into Norfolk. We were supposed to be heading for a walk at Castle Acre, but my map-reading failed and we ended up at Oxburgh Hall instead – which is one of my favourite places, so I wasn’t disappointed. We got there quite late in the day, so had a quick walk round the grounds and enjoyed the amazing winter sunshine – followed by tea and cake in the tearoom! We had the place to ourselves, which was perfect.
And finally, here’s a peek at the boys’ letters to Father Christmas!