Friday, 23 December 2011

Christmas preparations - Guest blog!

It's such a pleasure to be part of the run up to Christmas involving children. We've been to collect the tree from a roadside venue non too specific either in space or time but with the opportunity whilst waiting for a good coffee at the Snowcrest Hotel. The tree was a good metre taller than requested but proved a fine specimin when reduced by that amount with Mr. B's machete, the lower branches producing the basic constituents of Christmas wreaths. Tree decorating was an absorbing activity for everyone and  at bedtime we had a last look in the night darkness with only the tree lights glowing, a magical memory.

Kitty designed the holly!!! Mancub, the central star

Fluffies, cars and Kitty the angel in her nightie

The Fluffies in a dramatic presentation directed, produced and orchestrated by Kitty -A masterpiece- The Guardian

Mancub swam the width of the Safari lodge pool today in his swim vest, also underwater. Kitty is so confident in the water now it is a pleasure to take them both swimming. We're counting down the days till Christmas with the aid of 6 advent calenders, two traditional, two chocolate, one playpeople and one on the computer which is lovely. It's getting more exciting every day. It's party day tomorrow and we've made mince pies, gingerbread men and florentines. We've bought the ingredients for mulled wine and fingerfood.
Looking forward to roast rufus tailed weaver bird and stuffing, parsnips, roast potatoes and Christmas pud on the day. Will let you know!    Happy Christmas all ye out there. 


  1. Thats a beautiful tree, and its real! Any idea what do locals call it? Just so I know what to ask for, if ever in need:) Thanx in advance!

  2. It's an mti wa Krismasi, of course!