Thursday photo #294

As I write, the cat is under the tree trying to unwrap the remaining Christmas presents so he can play with the string. The girls had everything they wanted for Christmas except for a horse. I’ve heard Santa didn’t have space on his sleigh. Maybe next year girls. You’ll have to make do with Bubbles and Rupert for now.

Time to relax

I’ve never been particularly good at just stopping. I’m usually doing something for work, whether that’s writing, messing around on social media or just catching up with some admin. This time of year is always a relief though. The emails stop and I can really take my mind off things and focus on family life.

The advantage of stepping away from work and social media almost completely at Christmas is that I’m always a bit more keen and eager to get on with work when I get back to it.

I take the same approach with the children. They’ve had books for Christmas but we won’t force reading until they’re ready to read them. They’ve also received book tokens which is a great idea because they’ll be able to choose the books they really want to read. We haven’t checked whether there is homework or spellings for the Christmas holidays. If there is, I don’t think the girls will be doing them. I know it’s better for them to go back to school refreshed and keen to work.

Thursday photo #294

Perhaps it symptomatic of being a blogger, but I’m never one for snapping away with the camera on family occasions. I’d much rather enjoy the time with the children. So, we haven’t got a photo of the girls in their new dressing gowns or their horse riding jackets and body protectors. Instead, there’s a quick snap of them by the Christmas tree to look at and loads of memories to treasure.

Merry Christmas.

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4 Comments

  1. sarahmo3w
    December 28, 2019 / 12:18 pm

    What a beautiful photo! It sounds like you’ve all had a lovely relaxing Christmas.
    There’s the proof right there that I’m not a ‘proper’ blogger. I take loads of photos on family occasions. They are all for me and absolutely nothing to do with blogging and social media!

    • monsterid December 28, 2019 / 8:27 pm

      Thank you. Ahh yes, you are definitely a different sort of blogger to me. Your writing is beautiful so you don’t need photos to break it up like I do 🙂
      Nat.x

  2. January 1, 2020 / 4:47 pm

    What a beautiful photo of your girls by the Christmas tree. Glad you are having a break over the festive season, Happy New Year to you and your family and hope that this year will be a good one for you xx

    • monsterid January 2, 2020 / 11:17 am

      Thank you Louise, happy new year to you all.
      Nat.x

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