December is always a busy month for us, first of all we start off by celebrating Little Leg’s birthday on the 2nd. This year she celebrated the rather fabulous age of 4, she had been looking forward to this day for a while now. The main reason being that in order for her to start horse riding, she has to be 4 for the riding school to take her on, as you can imagine, our pony mad daughter is rather excited at the prospect of staring her riding lessons.
This month we took an evening off to spend some quality couple time together, it’s become somewhat of a tradition now where we pop on our thermals and venture out into the cold of the Christmas markets for some Glühwein and street food. This year I was able to sample the rather lush offerings from Costa Coffee, the festive Black Forest Hot Chocolate. Boy, I was happy.
On the 3rd December we have made it a tradition that we decorate the Christmas Tree, you might have seen the post about our tree from Pines and Needles. It’s honestly one of my favourite parts of Christmas.
This year Little Legs is very aware of the Christmas magic so it was the first year that we posted our letter to Santa. The whole experience was lovely, I couldn’t help but smile as she made her way to the post box.
December was also the month we decided to decorate, I say we but in all honesty, it was mostly me. Another one of those silly “oh it won’t take long” ideas. Painting over our emerald forest green walls with a rich butter cream was never going to be an easy task, especially with a puppy and 4 year old around to help. Many glasses of wine (and cider) were consumed this month, they were very much needed.
This month something magical happened, on our daily dog walk we actually found the end of a rainbow. Unfortunately there were no unicorns, pots of gold or leprechauns…I have been lied to.
Amongst all the excitement of Christmas and Birthdays, there were many shopping trips and days out. I think we will certainly need some time off in January to recover, perhaps a weekend away is on the cards.