Thursday, 27 December 2012

The bells were ringing out for Christmas day....

As the line from the best Christmas song ever goes.... the bells here were certainly ringing out for Christmas day, at about 6am at the big church just down the road.

We had a lovely Christmas day at home (well here and my Mum & Dads but it's the same difference - it's only downstairs!) Louka was first awake but we still got a lie in as Leo didn't wake up till gone 7am, despite the church bells. Leo called me into his bedroom and I went and sat on his bed, he asked if it was time to get up but made no mention of presents.  

I asked him if he remembered what we had hung up the night before, he looked around, didn't 'see' the stocking hanging right where he had put it and said 'ah, no presents came Mama'  Slightly bemused I pointed to the stocking and he gasped and jumped out of bed to get it - 'Aaaaah look Mamma, there's presents for me, woo hoo' 

He was so excited he didn't even realise there were some more under the tree!

Mum and Dad popped up briefly for bacon sandwiches (and to give Aaron a hand disconnecting the extractor fan in the bathroom which had blown up while I was cleaning my teeth!) and we had a quick chat over the balcony with the neighbours. 

We went downstairs for the second round of present opening and to start eating all the yummy Christmas food! Mum made a lovely dinner and we were joined by our neighbour Rob. The day was a lovely combination of presents, playing, eating, drinking and eating some more!

Leo loved his day and it was brilliant to see his reaction to the gifts Santa had left, and he was pleased to get what he had asked for - chocolate!


  1. Ahh it sounds like a lovely Xmas xx

  2. Aww it sounds like you had a great day too. I love the excitement it brings x

  3. Sounds perfect. And you could drink at your parents' place without having to worry about driving home afterwards.

  4. Ahh, precious memories there. Looks like you all had a great time :)

  5. Glad you had a great time Em. Happy new year. Mich x

  6. Rachael Mounteney28 December 2012 at 22:26

    How lovely to wake up to the bells on Christmas morning

  7. I am not a very religious person but enjoy a Christmas service and would love to be at a Cyprian service, the Churches look so pretty and imposing. Your day sounds like lots of family fun, just as Christmas should be. Thanks for joining in with my blog hop on Christmas.

  8. floortimelitemama1 January 2013 at 18:50

    Oh I am so delighted I found your blog .. ( through Di ) . your children are so sweet and awesome


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