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to two special little people

It’s not the refusals

or the sulking

or the crying

It’s not the tantrums

the tears

or those volcano moments

But its those moments in the day

when you’ve picked out your lunch

and we’re eating fish finger butties

Or we’re on the football pitch

and you’re running round the astroturf

like stevie G

Or it’s time for bed

and i’ve let you play a game

just before a bedtime story

Those are the times

i’m happy to say –

that you’re my Nephew.

Food Home Photography

Challenge 30 – No10

Food…..or should I say Foooood!

I could be some time with this particular part of the challenge !(sic)

I mean where to begin – I’m a bit of a foodie. I enjoy my food – not just the meats but the pasta and vegetables as well. Christmas time sees a smorgasbord of delights, from Spiced Ham to cheesy pasta bakes – not forgetting of course Christmas pudding and Battenburg Cake

My Nephews are partial to a bit of Jelly and custard at Christmas, and for the adults aside from the Christmas pud, there’s usually the Content for a trifle on the go. But this year they helped make something really special – a tray of gingerbread men…now I don’t know if any of them escaped the Christmas table but one or two of them definitely did a disappearing act…

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The sun has popped over the other side of the globe

As the moon watches on.

Its time for little ones to head off to bed

“I Wanna bedtime story!” says one little bear,

“I’m not sleepy!” says another

So, by the mouth of the cave – and snug as a bug

I tell them a tale, and watch them drift off on clouds to the land of nod

Two little bears, dreaming of adventures

that they’ll have when the sun pops up to say hello.

Till then – they’ll hibernate till morning.

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Lap of Luxury


Sat in the lounge

warming themselves by the log fire

inside the holiday villa

toasted marshmallows and hot, full on flavour

chocolate, to keep out any feel of winds outside

happy little nephews enjoying their evening

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Christmas Warmth

In response to the prompt


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Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

A Christmas scene, Mum and dad taking the grandkids to see Santa Claus

We travelled down the motorway, in the run up to Christmas, when the snow was so deep it could make an Eskimo proud

Our destination ? Sherwood Forest Holiday Park, set in tall trees and falling snow

The Nephew’s wondered whether or not Santa had got their message they were coming to visit, they soon got their answer.

Wrapped up warm – giving their list to Santa – and getting a special gift

Big smiles all round.

Then we all headed to the café by Santa’s Grotto for a special treat.

A Mug of Special Hot Chocolate and a Fireworks display.

And as the last firework went whoosh in the air – we said goodnight to the reindeer and we returned to the cabin and warmed up by the special log fire – burning pine cones in the corner.


Christmas Holidays

Here and Now

In response to the Daily post photo challenge



Its Half Past Seven on a winters morning – and i’m making preparations for Tomorrow, Christmas Eve.

One has already sorted out the problem of what to buy his younger nephews, and they’ll be getting that in the new year.  A small gift appropriate for their age range has been wrapped up and be heading down the road so there’s something for them under the tree.

The fun begins today with the adults – yours truly is going to be sat outside a well known boutique buying something appropriate for mum and little blister…after that – i’m going to have to be a little creative with Dad and the brother-in-law….

Nevertheless – i’m determined to enjoy my Christmas holidays this year

So whatever you are doing, have a good un!

I’ll have my nose in a festive Discworld Book, after my Christmas Lunch.

Happy Hogswatch, everybody.