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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 ...
... seemed to emerge from nowhere - this apparent 'self-creation' was thought to resemble that of the the Sun God Ra, or created himself out of nothing. The Scareb Beetle served as a symbol of regeneration and creation conveying ideas of transformation, renewal and resurrection. It was worn as an amulet or Good Luck charm by both rich and poor in Egypt. To give it even more powerful protective properties it should have my name inscribed on ...
... No no not in the puddle....splash.....Lincoln, Alexander don't go in the ....splash splash....hee hee hee....Dylan stay out of there...splish splosh!!!!
Brody played with them (staying out of the puddles). He went on the flying fox, over the obstacle course, back on the flying fox and in the big swing. Marni was a bit quieter, in fact I don't think her new ...
... Suzy arrived.
Christmas lunch was Roast turkey and veg, with christmas pudding. There was 8 adults, 9 children all sat round the table.
After lunch we went for a walk around the block with the kids. I carried Marni at least for half of it. Christmas night, was Suzy, Dave, Matt and myself from about 8pm! Roz wasn't well, Rob was checking the gas meters. Yep, that's right, Rob ...