One thing we really wanted to try this year was ice skating! We stopped off at Whitehall Garden Centre on the way to Nanny’s house and surprised the children. We had lunch over looking the ice rink and both the children said they really wanted to try ice skating!
We went and collected our skates and skating aids.
The children loved sitting on the banana whilst the adults did all the hard work pushing them around.
Big Brother tried skating with the help of a penguin (and Daddy).
It was really good fun despite being busy with lots of other people, some of whom could skate a lot better than we could.
After a delicious family breakfast we all dressed up in our best Christmas jumpers for some family photos. I love this one of Big Brother with Nanny.
We all took this great one of everyone, I think everyone managed to look at the camera!
Then we headed back to Nanny’s house for a bit before a delicious lunch and home.
Today we had a special invitation to Nanny’s 75th birthday party. Yesterday we headed down to Wiltshire to make sure we were ready for the party. The whole family gathered at Nanny’s house and it was lovely to see everyone again. The children made sure they got plenty of cuddles with their little cousin.
There was a special birthday cake for Nanny.
We all enjoyed a trip to the Festival of Lights at Longleat.
Before heading back to our hotel for a delicious family dinner.