Holiday at home: the last day.

1) I’m a little later than I normally like to be, but I finally made my Christmas mincemeat today. The aroma permeated the whole house – that warm spicy fruity smell which always reminds me of dark nights and cosy evenings spent with friends…

2) The kids spent a lovely afternoon running around the soft play having lots of fun, and getting very hot, playing with their friends. I spent a lovely afternoon watching them play, and catching up with their mum.  K spent a (lovely) afternoon… cleaning the bathrooms. (His choice, I feel constrained to add!)

3) Tomorrow the kids return to school, so this evening was spent going through school bags, making sure lunches were made, forms were filled in, homework was complete, uniforms were laid out in readiness… there’s some comfort in the return to routine.