Friday, 23 December 2011

What we've been up to and advent goodies

So Christmas day is nearly upon us and we have been busy not just with preparations but with the charity we are part of Special Friends.  The charity is for disabled children and their families, we do lots of activities throughout out the year together and this is a little snippet of us out and about this Christmas.

Visiting Santa at Cattle country, the children had a train ride to the grotto where Santa was waiting with a gift for each child then a train ride back and a play in the soft play.

Then we had a trip to Clearwell Caves over in Wales, well worth a visit for Christmas if you can get there it was magical!  We followed the story of the Hungry Polar Bear through the Christmas lit caverns  on route we bumped into Santa again, we stopped at his toy store to choose a present.

 Here is part of the story we followed through the caverns, the hungry polar bear.
 Oh and in the middle of the caves there is a little underground market and snack bar for food and goodies, I picked up some lovely tree decorations and a spotty bowl which is now in my kitchen.

Then we went ice skating at the open air ice rink at the mall, it was a early morning skate we were there from 9am, it was lovely.  My 2 sons gave up after one lap of the ice rink, where as my daughter pictured here was hard to get off the ice she loved it and is a very determined little skater.

Today we went off to Avon Valley Farm Park for a play in the soft play and one last meet up with Santa before he is off to do the most important job of the year.  We have also had our big Christmas party which was lovely and we shall be off enjoying more days out after Christmas which the kids cant wait for.

Just a quick advent catch up as I may not get time again
Day 22
This gorgeous Broach which I love its in my favourite colour too!

And then 
day 23 

Some gorgeous ribbon and flower button

Cant wait for tomorrows and then the big one on the 25th Will pop pictures up as soon as I can.

But for now 
I would like to wish all of you a very 
Happy Christmas



  1. Lisa your charity is wonderful, if only there had been something like this when my nephew was young !! Geoffrey has aspergers and at 25 has just started to learn to drive !!

    Happy Christmas Lisa and hope you all have fun !!

    hugs Diane xx

  2. Looks like you a fab time, so magical! Love your swap gifts too! x

  3. Hi Lisa
    Looks a Fabulous place and I'm bet the kids had a wonderful time, you do such amazing work for this charity chum, my wee grandson Bobby was diagnosed with Autism he will be 4yrs old in April luckily he got placement at a excellent special needs nursery here and hopefully will be there for as long as he needs as it goes up till primary 7 he is still not really talking yet but he is getting there....
    Wishing you and your family all the best of Health and Happiness for 2012 chum
    Lots Hugs xx
    Sarah x

  4. What a great charity to be a part of. Just popping over from the Monthly Make. Wishing you a creative 2012. Fiona x


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