Christmas can be a wonderful time, but for many of us it’s a day that we edge closer to with a mounting sense of dread and sadness. For many of us, the inevitable expense and logistics that come with negotiating a successful family Christmas. For yet more of us, Christmas brings with it a series of emotions related to traumatic experiences that are only exacerbated by the relentless enforced joviality of the season. Those of us who have lost someone around Christmas time or have spent their childhoods with little to look forward to over the festive season can find it extremely difficult to muster the goodwill and enthusiasm that go into every cup of Christmas cheer. It’s an emotional ordeal that would tax anyone but for those of us with children the problem is compounded. Image Credit Kids make Christmas, that much is a self evident truth. Their smiles as they behold the glimmering tree, their excitement as they tear through their gaudily wrapped gifts and their unbridled joy shine brighter than any tinsel or fairy lights devised by human hands. However, there are some of us for whom even this is not enough to undo the pain or […]
Our friends at the Irish Fairy Door company sent us a beautiful little handmade wooden doors to start our own little magic traditions at home. Its opened up a whole world of imagination and questions from the little ones, which is really encouraging and who says that magic like this just happens at Christmas?
On Saturday we went to the opening of Drayton Manor for their Magical Christmas and, even after three years, it never fails to amaze me. I love the effort that they go to, Thomasland looks absolutely amazing and the big Christmas tree is one of my favourites. Everywhere you looked their was snow, sparkly christmas trees and everyone was dressed up in festive fashion too.
Last weekend we took a trip to Drayton Manor for their wonderful, magical Christmas opening at Thomasland in Tamworth, and what a fabulous time we had: snow falling sessions, fat controller songs, Rosie train rides, fascinating lights and lots of fun on the little ones rides.