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Today was to be a busy day and everyone was very excited! Roz and Rob headed over to pick up Rosie and the four of us piled into Roz's Honda Jazz and headed into Manchester, Trafford Park. First stop was the snow dome - Chill Factore.
It was fantastic - it was quiet, I guess because of the New Year, we took the kids to the snow park, it had a luge, donuts with moguls, and a straight ...
First event was a puddle which had iced over and then we had to stop at the railway crossing. The train that went by had a roof covered in snow...but the kids missed it! When we made it to the seafront (Marni still walking, although we had done 1,2,3....swing! - Brody is just too heavy though.) There was snow in the Lakes District hills. Yeah...very exciting. We walked along the seafront and went into the first pub we found ...
... take a spare rim which goes on the roof, and up to 2 sets of tyres - I'm just putting one of these tyres onto the spare rim. Spare wheels are not allowed though so hope a rim and tyre are not seen to be a wheel!!! Time will tell.
Feeling very fat after lots of Christmas goodies - not done nearly enough cycling this last four weeks or so - mainly due to the weather - been very wet and miserable. Feels bad that I won't be on the ...
... s. We then had the big family lunch all over again. No watching or talking about the Sydney to Hobart! We did discuss the snow and the impending snow storm. It has started to snow in Les Houches, which is great. The temperatures are set to drop in the UK too.
Tonight was an early night by most, Liz and Mike, Matt and I stayed up and chatted for a while about the kids.
Breakfast first and then presents in the front room.
All the presents were sorted into little piles of for each child, so in they came and opened them. Brody got two lego technic cars, a shirt, some car stencils and Marni, a jumper, a car and caravan, a little bag and a mini mouse princess set. Off they all got to the serious business of playing. Just before ...