Today we woke to find out that our elves had wrapped the entire Christmas tree in wrapping paper! How the heck?! Their arms are so tiny it must have been a real struggle to get all the way round but somehow they managed it, clever little tinkers!
Evie and Amelia thought it was hilarious and Amelia proceeded to shout ‘DOWN’ at Giggles while holding her tummy laughing at the same time – way too cute and well worth the pulled muscles in little elfin arms I’m sure! 😉
When daddy got in from work this morning I took Evie into Durham to see the Christmas market but it was absolutely heaving so we got no where near, instead opting for La Tasca for lunch followed by a wander around the shops.
We forgot all about Santas Lodge being in the center of the shops (in the huge space where BHS use to be *sob*), her eyes lit up when we saw it and we ended up queuing for almost an hour to get in and see hte big man. It was only £3 and she got some one on one time with him in the lodge where she told him what she wanted for Christmas, he asked her to do him a favour and put out treats on Christmas eve and then asked where she lived. Behind the elf was a huge map and they were putting little flagged pins in with everyones names and the villages they live in – this was a beautiful touch that I’ve never seen before but really made an impact! After receiving her gift (a wrapped kit to make friendship bracelets, worth more than the £3 entry fee) we left and popped some pennies into the wishing well, you’ve got to try haven’t you!
After another visit to a few more shops we headed for the bus only to get to the bus station as one pulled out! 20 minute wait or head to the nearest cafe for hot chocolate and brownie…yeah my thoughts too!
Now sitting at home watching Home Alone 2 before Strictly and I’m A Celeb while the boys do the dishes and I catch up on blog posts and emails!