Goodbye 2019. Hello 2020.

I hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas and have a happy new year! Personally I enjoyed Christmas this year with my extended family and so we travelled down to the Jurassic Coast.

Halfway through our journey on the way I realis ed we had forgotten the strawberries needed for the Boxing day trifle and so we ended up in a Waitrose service station buying strawberries and a few other snacks to keep us going on our journey. It is also worth mentioning that we took our cats down with us so my cat Hallie kept yowing for attention.

Once we arrived, and the cats had settled, we headed to my Grandma’s for Christmas lunch. I helped with the washing up and then headed out to the beach to take a mini Christmas walk. On the beach there was lots of driftwood from the recent storms which they have had. I then saw my cousin and a different auntie before we headed back to where we were staying. In the evening, we watched Call the midwife (a yearly tradition) before I headed to bed.

Boxing Day lunch

Boxing day, is my favourite day of the year. I woke up and was asked whether I wanted to go to the pub (with some of my family) where our discussion included: ‘did the moon landing really happen’, ‘aritificial intelligence’, ‘aliens’ etc. After this we went for my Nans infamous Boxing day lunch. There was: turkey, beef, ham, jacket potatoes, chips, sausages, crisps, fruit and vegetables, stuffing, cranberry sauce, bread sauce, sausage rolls,cheese and onion rolls and more. And then for dessert there was freshly made trifle and crumble.

Afterwards, some of my cousins and I slowly stole the Lindt chocolates from their knitted cases and replaced the chocolates with grapes, a tomato and baubles. (UPDATE: Classified)

In the afternoon, we played a game of charades as a family and then in the evening we watched Paddington 2.

The next day we explored the Jurrasic Coast and headed first to Swanage to go to Wimpy’s for lunch. In Swanage we bought rock as well as walked along the beach and went into the arcade to play on the 2p falls. We then drove past Corfe Castle on the way to a lost village.

The village was Tyneham and had been evacuated during the Second World War to help with military practices. As we entered there were loads of warning signs as the area was now a MOD range. After this visit, we headed towards Durdle Door however, we went to the beach before this and ended up in Lulworth Cove.

We then returned home the next day, after I had the opportunity to stand on the roof due to a suspected leak. It was nice talking our cats with us and they thoroughly enjoyed exploring a new house.

BLOGMAS (day 24)

Happy Christmas Eve everyone (or as my friend is calling it Boxing day Eve Eve!).

Today I have been busy preparing for Christmas tomorrow by wrapping my presents. Sis84 and I have also put out our stockings as well as leaving Santa a mince pie, carrot for the Reindeers as well as a drink.

Tomorrow is Christmas day and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy time with your family and loved ones!

For now #BLOGMAS is over for 2019 but it will continue next year (hopefully). However, I ought to be heading to bed as I’ve heard Santa is in Germany!

BLOGMAS (day 23)

So tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I don’t quite know how to say it but I’m not feeling very festive. However, this morning, Sis84 and Mum84 joined me and we went out for a cooked breakfast. At breakfast, we overheard someone discussing how there husband had counted out 900 sprouts and exclaimed how that seemed like quite a lot before she replied saying grams, 900 grams of sprouts. This was quite funny to say the least.

I also don’t feel Christmasy even though on Friday, I broke up for Christmas at school and there was the yearly houses got talent, staff and sixth form entertainment as well as the Christmas assembly. I also sang the Boars head in front of the whole school which was very scary.

Finally, over the weekend I have been out bag packing in Waitrose, wearing my Christmas necker as a Bandana.

So Santa please tell me, how has Christmas crept up again?

BLOGMAS (day 19)

Todays blog is going to be some more cheesy jokes.

Q: A guy drove past me in his car and threw a lump of cheddar at me.

A: I thought to myself ‘That’s mature’

Q: Why was the cheesemonger lopsided?

A: Because she only had one Stilton

Q: Why can’t you make clothes out of cheese?

A: Because fromage frays

Q: WHat’s a pirates favourite cheese?

A: CheddAAAAARRRRGGGGHHH

Q: What’s the most religious cheese?

A: Swiss, because it’s holy

Q: How do you get a mouse to smile?

A: Say Cheese

Q: What did the cheese salesman say?

A: That cheese may be Gouda, but this one is Feta!

Q: What do you call cheese that’s sad?

A: Blue cheese

Q: When shouldn’t you believe what your cheese is saying to you?

A: When it is too Gouda to be true

Q: What can you do with a cheesy credit card?

A: Go on a shopping brie

Q: Why don’t cheese fans care about their finances?

A: because the best things in life are brie

BLOGMAS (day 17)

Today I had another very busy day. It started off with helping out at a carol service for the year 7s at my school where we sang hymns such as ‘Hark the Herald’, ‘O little town of Bethlehem’, ‘Away in a manger’, ‘Once in Royal David City’ and finally, ‘Come all ye faithful’. This was a very short service before I got back to school for my physics lesson.

Scout Troop Family Christmas Evening

After school, my Scout Troop had a fun Christmas evening. We played a reindeer race game (where dice were thrown for each reindeer and the amount it could move) as well as bidding on the reindeer. Each run we bet on one or two reindeer and we also owned the Reindeer “Baby horse doo doo doo …” – which my dad is constantly singing Baby Shark, but unfortunately we did not win with this Reindeer.

Another game which was played was card bingo where hearts kept being called out and in our run we had no heart cards or picture cards. Also, there was a quiz on our leaders where we had to name the leaders from photos as well as other celebrities including Bear Grylls and Lord Robert Baden Powell. Finally, there was a raffle which out of over 50 prizes, we won the 42 prize (half of 84 I may add) and got ourselves some chocolate! We then returned home for some well earned cups of tea.

BLOGMAS (day 16)

Today was another one of my friends birthdays so happy birthday to her! We also got given hot chocolate at break which was pretty nice (none of the watery hot chocolate)!

Also today at Beavers was a Christmas themed night. We decorated foam Christmas trees, played snowball egg and spoon races as well as coloured in Christmas cards. I also created a mosaic art.

I then went to a young leader meeting in the evening where I finished my modules and then we played some Christmas games. We played musical chairs, blind man’s bluff as well as table football. We got given lots of sweets for winning games and there were only 3 of us. It was a very good evening.

BLOGMAS (day 15)

Today I helped at the Beaver District Christmas Party. This was in the afternoon. There were many different activities to part take in.

Once my Beaver unit arrived, we sat and wrote letters to Father Christmas. We then played snap before creating reindeer decorations. This was followed by a one hundred piece puzzle which the Beavers completed very quickly. Next was pin the nose on the reindeer and then it was reindeer ring toss. The Beavers then had a Christmas photo shoot with different props.

During the rotation of activities, there was also musical statues and musical bumps being played as well as some food at the end. It was an enjoyable afternoon and now I am back to revising for my Chemistry test as well as completing my Mathematics homework.

BLOGMAS (day 14)

Well would you believe it I’ve made it to day 14.

Today I got yet another badge to sew onto my never decreasing pile of badges.

You might have seen from my instagram that I went to see Frozen II at the cinema this morning. I joined Mum84 and her Rainbows for Elsa’s Enchanted Movie Screening.
It was a great film and I’m not going to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it.

A big shout out to Girlguiding who arranged the special screening and especially to a neighbouring division’s Commissioner for arranging a local screening for us.

Everyone who attended our screening received an Elsa’s Enchanted Movie Badge.

BLOGMAS (day 10)

Todays BLOGMAS is the answers for yesterday’s Christmas Songs Quiz. It’s my school Christmas Concert on Friday so I’ve been humming lots lately.

1) Away in a Manger

2) Hark the Herald angels sing

3) I heard the bells on Christmas day

4) Joy to the World

5) Good King Wenceslas

6) Little drummer boy

7) Take me home, Country Roads (it’s definitely not a Christmas carol but it is a good song and you needed a challenge!)

8) Little Donkey

9) We three kings

10) O come all ye faithful

BLOGMAS (day 9)

Todays BLOGMAS is a Christmas Song Quiz and tomorrow I will post the answers. You have got to name the carol which the following lines are from.

1) The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes

2) Glory to the new born king

3) Peace on earth, goodwill to men

4) And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing

5) On the Feast of Stephen

6) Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum

7) In the morning hour as she calls me

8) Om the dusty road, got to keep on plodding onwards

9) Bearing gifts we travel afar

10) Joyful and triumphant