Six Months On….

Six months on, and here we are again!

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We are well, and happy, and I have admittedly enjoyed the blog break – but missed it at times too…!

Way back in September we enjoyed harvesting…

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… hosting an apple party, organised by Maya and her friend Hanna….

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…with apple orientated games …

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 …and the communal making of apple sauce…

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In October we enjoyed leaves….

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In many shapes and forms…

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Alfie and Ted discovered something in common….sensory mess…and thus came ‘Messy Friday’…

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Maya discovered the art of ‘paper cutting and creating’ (bringing Alfie along the journey too)…

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Meanwhile, Ted discovered the joy of diggers…

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And Leon discovered the joy of cooking….specifically seafood…

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…and snails…

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In October we also enjoyed pumpkins.

Lots and lots of pumpkins….

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…and a Halloween party to boot….

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In November, our newly acclaimed scout went on her first camp…

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And our newly acclaimed scientist became….well….a scientist….

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Plus a little person turned two….

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(with a cake lovingly made by his two oldest siblings..)

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And as always, we did baking, and cooking, of many sorts…

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In December, another little person had a birthday, turning five..

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And wished for a lego party…

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…’pin the head on the lego man’, and ‘build the tallest tower’ both proved popular games …

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We were also very proud to hear Leon play the piano in a concert of over one hundred people…

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And excited to have our first snow….

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…which later turned to more…

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..and then a full blown snow storm…!

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Also very excited to get our first fresh eggs…

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..which (also) later, turned to more…

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Alfie attended his very first ‘Nobel Prize Dinner’…

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….and did us proud as one of the three kings in the nativity…

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December brought the baking of saffron buns…

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…the gingerbread house…

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…gingerbread cookies (‘pepparkaka’)…

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…and coloured Christmas cookies….

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Of course we had Christmas crafts…

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…the wonderful Christmas tree…

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..and this year, Maya and her friend Ludvig set up their own Christmas market..!

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We had the annual visit from Father Christmas (‘Jul Tomten’ round these parts..)…

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(Ted’s not sure …and appears to have been eating some form of chocolate…?!)

This year was doubly good because we had Mormor and Patu here from England!

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And thus enjoyed an English Christmas dinner….

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(including the magical burning of the Christmas pudding..!)

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And so our last days of this year were spent enjoying our grandparents before they went back to England, ringing in the New Year with our neighborhood friends, playing many board games, and dare I say it, nursing colds, coughs and sneezes!

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I hope you all had a great last six months – and have a fabulous 2013, filled with love and peace…

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