Last week was our annual week at my mum's in Milton Keynes. We go to commemorate my brother and it's become a little family tradition. It also gives Nath and I a little break and a chance to Christmas shop before the mad Christmas rush.
It ties in with a trip to see Father Christmas in Milton Keynes shopping centre which I must say, this year was fab. Far better organised than the previous years. A little waiting grotto had been created for the little ones to wait in before seeing father Christmas. In there we made some wrapping paper and reindeer food. I thought it was a great idea.
We took our annual trip to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park which was great as always, it always get me in the mood for Christmas and Ava was old enough to go some of the rides on her own this year, which of course she loved.
We managed to grab some great bargains for Ava in the sales and I had my hair drastically changed which if you've not seen on Instagram or in my previous post may be a bit of a shock!
I feel a little behind which Christmas this year, I guess because we were so caught up with wedding preparations I feel like December has completely crept up on me and I feel completely unprepared and slightly frantic about it!
I wanted to start the Elf on the Shelf tradition this year and also the book advent but I guess those will have to be started next year.
Here are a few pictures from our trip, if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen most of the iphone pictures already.
Every year I take a photo of Ava on my brother's bench. I'll never be able to have a picture of them together so this is the next best thing.
Here's a little vlog from our trip.
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