Lil’ L returned to school today which means that the festive holidays are officially over in my house. It never ceases to amaze me how quickly these two weeks pass!
Before I fully immerse myself in the new year, I’d just like to share a few pics to show what we’ve been up to these past couple of weeks.
We were really fortunate that M was able to take the full 2 weeks off work, so we had lots of quality family time together (which I absolutely treasured!) I was also extremely grateful that we managed to avoid the flu and stomach bugs that so many people sadly suffered from this Christmas. I really felt for them. I wish I could have waved a magic wand and made them all better. Oh to have such powers :/
Our Christmas was very chilled out, which was wonderful after all the busyness of the preceding weeks.
Obviously there was lots of excitement on Christmas morning when Lil’ L discovered that Santa had delivered a sack of presents for him (Lego was a popular gift again this year 😉 )
As well as having lots of fun playing with new toys, we also enjoyed playing my Dad’s old board games, watching movies on the TV and trips to the cinema. Have you seen Life of Pi yet? It’s such a beautiful film!
There’s been a fair amount of eating going on over the holidays too 😉 I did eat a lot more calories than usual (who doesn’t at this time of year?) and most of the extra calories came from the vast quantity of Christmas pudding, mince pies and Christmas cake that I consumed. Thank goodness I only eat them for a couple of weeks of the year!
To help burn off the extra calories, on Christmas Day and Boxing Day I went for morning jogs along the canal, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
Since the weather was so mild (and fairly dry later in the day) the three of us also enjoyed taking evening strolls to Bath city centre.
These past few years, it’s become a tradition for us to welcome in the New Year with a visit to the coast and a stroll along the beach.
This is where the sailing took place for the 2012 Olympic Games.
All that space on the beach…
… and look where Lil’ L has to walk! As per usual, he seems determined to get his feet wet!
We also took a trip to Chesil Beach. This really was invigorating!
I can’t imagine how many pebbles there are on this beach. There must be millions!
And where’s Lil’ L? Yep, you guessed right. Down at the water’s edge chancing his luck.
This time round he only just managed to escape getting soaked (which is an improvement on last year 😉 )
So that’s another year over! Time to move on!
I wish you all a wonderful 2013. I hope the year brings you everything you desire xx
p.s. What was the highlight of your festive holidays?
Have you set any New Year’s solutions? I haven’t set any yet… except for my wish to be a better human being… this has been my New Year’s resolution for as long as I can remember 🙂 However, I’m thinking that maybe it would be a good idea for me to set some short term goals and milestones for 2013. This might help me to focus a little more and stop wasting time 😉