Last weekend was the last, full weekend before Advent and, in Patchland, in the last few years, it has meant one thing…. Christmas Pudding!!
Yes, Dear Ones, it was Stir Up Sunday. You might remember this post from last year. So there was some of this going on.
Oooooohhhh…. the smell of the fruit soaking in brandy….. that’s a Christmas smell!
We also added a new tradition to our pre-advent weekend. We actually wrote to Santa.
I know it’s a bit mad, but we have never properly done that before. Probably because writing is not one of Big J’s favourite activities. To keep the writing to a minimum I found a nice printable letter template here. Then, in between pudding making, we went round the corner to the post box, to post them. Fingers are crossed for replies now 😉
Today we have been having a quiet and restful Saturday after an exciting Friday that included play dates and a school disco. Next week is looking extremely exciting with a school trip and the Festival of Light (remember this?) to look forward to.
In other news, just a quick note to say that I have created a Facebook page so you can all hop over there and say hello if you want to. Type “Made By Patch” into the search box at the top and you will find me. I’ll work out how to add a button to my blog one day!
Enjoy your weekend everyone.