Little loves – Afternoon Tea, Winter Wonderland and Feeling all Festive

Hurrah for the last day of term. As always with this time of year it has been filled with parties, film days, end of term tests, carol concerts and more. The kids (and I) are knackered and we are looking forward to a full week of chilling out before the big day arrives. In amongst the craziness of the week, I did manage Festive Afternoon Tea out with my best friend. It was the perfect opportunity to catch up, chill out, and of course eat lots of yummy cakes. So what else have we been up to this past fortnight.

Festive afternoon tea


Since finishing Summer at Shell Cottage last week, I haven’t picked up another book. I am hoping Father Christmas brings me some new books that I can get stuck into.


Katie went on a trip last Saturday, to watch Snow White at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool. She went with her High School club, and I wrote a few weeks ago how her transition has already started. Even though she doesn’t start High School until next year, it’s lovely to see her going on trips with future friends and teachers.

Snow White at The Empire Theatre


I hadn’t planned on making our home festive until today, but I put the tree up last Friday and we finished decorating the house on Sunday (not good with a hangover, believe me). I love cosy nights in, when the Christmas lights are on and the candles are flickering away.


Festive home

Christmas cushion

Christmas lights


Lots of Christmas cheer when we went to the press night of Winter Wonderland in Manchester. We have been every year since it opened, and the evening was filled with rides, shows, a beach and of course Father Christmas. We met up with our friends and had a lovely Christmas evening together. It was also nice to have a quick catch up with bloggers, Nisbah from Five Adventurers and Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos.

Winter Wonderland

Inside beach

Winter Wonderland


Tis the season to get the glad rags on. Hubby and I went to the Christmas party at David Lloyd on Saturday night. It was our second year of going, and the night was filled with a gorgeous 3 course meal, a band, disco and of course lots of gin. We were so tired the following day after falling in bed at 2am, but we soon recovered after this epic breakfast at our local garden centre.


Cooked breakfast

And lastly

We have a lovely weekend planned. My husband’s parents are coming up from South Wales today, and tomorrow we are off out for a Christmas meal with all the family.

As I tend to link up once a fortnight, I want to wish the Little Loves crew a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And a special thank you to Morgana from Coffee, Work, Sleep, Repeat who runs this wonderful linky every Friday xx

21 thoughts on “Little loves – Afternoon Tea, Winter Wonderland and Feeling all Festive”

  1. Haha, yes I BET decorating the house with a hangover is pretty rough 😉 It looks great though. As did you on your night out, LOVE the sparkle! Hope you enjoy the weekend, it really does sound like you’ve got a great couple of days planned x #LittleLoves

    • Aw thanks Lorraine. She is loving everything she does in her little club, and to be honest I think she is ready for High School already x

  2. You look amazing in your Christmas party outfit. Glad you have had fun. Sounds like you have been living the magic of Christmas everywhere. I love it. So festive. Made me get so excited over xmas ahead.. Just popping over and catching up on everyone’s #littleloves. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Happy Holidays.

    • Aw thanks Jenny, we had a lovely evening despite it being slightly surreal that we were at David Lloyd all dressed up. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas over in America x

    • I love my lightbox and use it all the time. It’s especially good for sending the kids messages such as ‘tidy your room’ ha x

    • I nearly went into shock doing it that early. I had planned to do it on the 16th December but surprised myself doing it so early x

  3. Ah your home is looking beautiful! But yes, not so great decorating anything with a hangover… 😉 I’ve also run out of books so will be adding a few to my Christmas list. I bought myself one last week, just in case! x

    • Aw thanks Suzanne, I love your home too. I love it in the evening when the lights are on and the candles are lit. Such a nice feeling, as long as you don’t have to be mum taxi for the kids x

    • I bet you are counting down the minutes until the boys finish now. I finished work yesterday, and spent most of today just chilling at home. Aw yes Winter Wonderland was fab wasn’t it x

  4. What a lovely festive round up. I still haven’t made it to Winter Wonderland and it looks such a great place to visit, must make the effort to go next year.
    I love the idea of a high school club to help with the transition, it can be such a scary move! xx

    • The High School Club is making such a difference to my daughter already. Ah yes Winter Wonderland is fantastic Jo, you really must try and get there next year x

    • Aw thanks Morgana, it’s nice to get dressed up now and again isn’t it. Can’t believe it will soon be time to take all the decorations down already x


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