Merry Christmas to one and all!

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Here we are with less than seven days to go, and I think I’m on top of things… I think!

As I sit here typing, there are presents wrapped under the tree and food in the freezer, so I just need to work my way through the ironing, give the house a once over and we should be there ..that’s unless I get distracted by the temptation to join in with the racket going on in the other room.

The Lucky Voice karaoke machine arrived, it’s amazing and we can’t stop singing!

It’s been a lovely run up to Christmas this year and to prevent it feeling like it’s over so quickly, we’ve made sure that we have done lots of Christmassy things in the last few weeks to eek it out as long as possible (not just singing karaoke all day and all night). Like last year, we managed to get to see the new Star Wars movie again on the first night it opened which was very exciting!

We live near the Evesham picture house which is a wonderful cinema, where you can sit around your own table, order food and wine and be thoroughly spoiled… even the toilets are glamorous!

Last week Beely and I went down to London together and walked our feet off along Oxford Street and around Knightsbridge.

We topped up our energy levels with hot chocolate and cake and then headed into Hyde Park as the sun went down, and had a good mooch around Winter Wonderland. It was packed with people as always, but it still remains such a fun place to go, and is a regular fixture in our pre-Christmas calendar, although usually Myles comes too so we need to do it again just to keep the tradition alive!

This weekend we had a lovely family gathering down at my sister’s house in West Sussex to celebrate my Dad’s birthday (Christmas Eve) and on Saturday, my friend and QVC guest Beverley Cressman and I went for a Christmas ride with some other gals to a local pub where we had a mulled wine in the car park before riding home again.

Beth was super curious as to what was in my wine glass and after one whiff, she definitely had an opinion! It makes me howl when horses pull funny faces because they’ve smelt something unusual.

Suffice to say it was great fun, super festive and definitely one to add to the Christmas tradition list! I think traditions are so precious and in the busy world that we live in these days, I feel they are more important than ever at anchoring us and giving us a sense of togetherness. Memories are all so often filed away in phones and devices but the experiences are vital to hold on to.

So, whatever you and your loved ones are going to be doing this Christmas, I do hope you have a memorable and precious time together.

Much love as always,

Pipa x

5 Comments

  1. Jill December 20, 2016 at 3:15 pm -  Reply

    Well done Pipa for being so organised. I too, try and get everything ready otherwise you run the risk of being out of energy and too frazzled to enjoy the festive time.
    Love to all contributors and to you and all your family too X

  2. pamela Richards December 21, 2016 at 3:59 am -  Reply

    Pipa looks like you are done and dusted super now enjoy MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND ALL YOUR family !! !! Love the Horses good Teeth ha-ha We have wonderful Wild Marsh Ponies across the Road they are a Joy to see having lots of chasing games in the Summer ! X Pamela & FAMILY

  3. Christine December 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa Freezer full can’t get any more in it. Beth teeth look good. HA! HA! Have a Merry Christmas and Best Wishes 2017. X

  4. Susan December 21, 2016 at 8:18 pm -  Reply

    Happy Christmas pipa and family! You and beely are so alike! I’ve said it before but if she was dark like you your features are just the same! Lovely photos. You’re right about memories in devices now. Sad really but good to make all the same. Enjoy your break and see you soon x

  5. Denise December 21, 2016 at 9:38 pm -  Reply

    What a great idea to do lots of festive things during this busy season.
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas
    Denise x

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