The Oliver's Madhouse

When Life Isn't Complicated Enough

The Oliver’s Finally Start Christmas

on 15/12/2012

Now as some of you already know from my previous post 53 Days Till Christmas  I am anally retentive when it comes to being organised for Christmas. Yes I have bought, wrapped, tagged and done my Christmas cards weeks/months before the big day, however this year our tree is still not up!

Every year previously we have got the tree up and decorated on or near the 1st December. This year we decided to leave it till nearer the big day as Joshua is a little monkey and we would find him swinging from the top branches with fairly lights wrapped round him to boot!

My intention was to crack on and get the tree up last weekend but that idea died a death when I ended up injured playing a hockey match last Saturday in which I tore my calf muscle so I have spend the week hobbling. So the big clean that was due this week has still not been done and the Oliver’s Madhouse is utterly bare of its gaudy festive decorations.

This weekend we made a start, we ventured off to our local garden centre on Saturday in search of the big man himself and some of his helpers.

It seems we were successful:

santa day out 2

santa day out 1

santa day out 3

On finding Father Christmas Joshua was … unimpressed! Not only was he not that fussed he continued to keep giving his gift back!

santa day out 4

Oh well there is always next year!

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4 responses to “The Oliver’s Finally Start Christmas

  1. Mojo says:

    The garden centre is such a festive must, for twinkling lights alone and it looks like you all had a great time even if Joshua was unimpressed. Hope he likes his gidts from Santa more on the big day 🙂

    • Jaime Oliver says:

      this years trip to the garden centre was alot better than last year. they really went to town.

      Although i have no illusions about the presents on the big day ……. wrapping paper and boxes all the way! lol the presents will probably remain in the corner till boxing day 🙂

  2. Nichola says:

    What a lovely day out, my girls weren’t impressed by Santa either, they didn’t want to be near him! Getting up close to a real reindeer must have been great fun for them xxx

    • Jaime Oliver says:

      I am not sure who was more excited Beth (age 11) or Joshua (age 20 months) although i have to admit Beth didnt squeal as much as Joshua!

      I thought for a mo that he would cry so i suppose no complete indifference is probably better!

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