A little belated, but as Christmas got closer and then arrived, the chaos got ever more chaotic 😉 If you're looking for the start: Advent – and it begins! Advent – warfare around the stable Advent – the visit from Noah Advent – sticky fingers and not a car in sight Day 17 - Tinsel… Continue reading Advent – the final days
Noah didn't stay for very long, and we got back to some semblance of the actual Christmas story... Day 12 - wise man Sometimes the conversations that come out of the day are real insights into how they see the world. They knew the camel was in the pocket, because he doesn't quite fit and… Continue reading Advent – sticky fingers and not a car in sight
It's been a bit busy here, which has meant not writing much. But we started (Advent – and it begins!) and we've survived arguments about the donkey (Advent – warfare around the stable) to get to... Day 7 - Joseph Some days are tight on time. Some days it would definitely be easier to simply… Continue reading Advent – the visit from Noah
Who would have expected that three children and one stable could cause so much argument! Shouts of "it's not just yours" and complete melt downs about who has the donkey in their hand. The irony of the fallouts in the midst of trying to teach them something of the Gospel is completely lost on them,… Continue reading Advent – warfare around the stable
I put the advent calendar together a few days before the start of December, and then spent every morning between then and the start of advent going "no, it's not time to start the advent calendar yet". You could say they were a bit excited on Sunday morning... If you've missed it, this is our… Continue reading Advent – and it begins!
This morning I spent fighting a photocopier. The same file printed from two different computers using the same options actually printed differently. I know it was identical options because I wrote them all down. After figuring out the intricacies of the photocopiers mind, I then moved on to the stapler. Yes, in theory the photocopier… Continue reading Photocopier 1: Me 0
Preparation: An advent without chocolate! The first three posts: Advent – the first six days Advent – the next 6 days Advent – days 13 to 19 So we're in to the last few days and excitement levels are continuing to increase... Day 20 - Myrrh They've amazed me with the connections they've made between… Continue reading Advent – the final countdown
Preparation: An advent without chocolate! Part 1: Advent – the first six days Part 2: Advent – the next 6 days And what have we been looking at since then? Day 13 - Present This one was deliberately placed for a day when we could go shopping. The older two have chosen their own present for Daddy this… Continue reading Advent – days 13 to 19
So we're into our countdown to Christmas and excitement is building! The tree is up and so far still standing, the baubles are even (mostly) still hanging on it. This year the nativity scene has to be out of the littlest's reach and has taken up residence above the washing machine. Hopefully I won't be… Continue reading Advent – the first six days
If the advertising, shops and colder weather hasn't already reminded you, it's not that long until Christmas! Which means it's really not long until advent... My early years were spent in the Church of England, specifically "high church", so I was very familiar with advent candles and the symbology behind the colours on the altar.… Continue reading An advent without chocolate!