Bishops Lydeard, where the kids got chocolate treats and a carton of juice, and the adults got mince pies and sherry. (We definitely got the best deal!)
Professor Popcorn was the entertainer who travels along the train to keep the kids occupied - he's jolly good fun, even if we've seen his jokes before. Actually, that makes it funnier, as we played along better for him and had a good
|Our Train - Santa Special - About to couple up and take us back.|
We arrived at Bishops Lydeard early, to watch the trains come and go - the boys are never bored! Kieran went extremely shy with Santa and wouldn't stand near him, but Ben was happy to chat and pose for the camera.
|Ben's Footplate Crew Induction|
|Kieran and Daddy, "It's toastie up here."|
Today (my blog does say Day 13 too) I wrapped cocktail sausages in streaky bacon, putting them in a dish ready, and froze them. My sausages went out of date early, and was going to have to freeze them, so decided to have them all ready for Christmas day would be the easiest thing. I've had to sacrifice my run today. I'm starting to panic, and stress, deciding that in my three hours of no kids (Kieran at preschool) I had to get some present wrapping done - which I did. Plus I have put up my card holders, and the fibre optics Christmas tree and light up snowman are now in the lounge window I was extremely busy this morning, and failed to actually get around to the housework. That's tomorrow's job.
So much to do... so little time...
Now I must get back to my story... the plot has thickened, and I've got a really good idea for the Hero's mum. I've been worried that this story didn't quite have enough of something, but wasn't sure what. But yesterday, was like a Eureka moment.