Friday 15 December 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas- and today is Christmas jumper day

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, .....come on sing along........
Take a look in at Debenhams glistening once again 
with Xmas socks and jewellery aglow 
Well I hope so as today is Christmas jumper day. The sort of item we all love to have to help us look and feel festive. I plan to wear mine for our annual colouring competition. Fifi will be joining us for the first time this year, she feels she has missed out on this, and so we are doing it after school. I think it is lovely that at fifteen she wants to join in with this. Started off as a catch up with a friend four years ago and has carried on ever since. I will be wearing it again when hubby and I go and join in with the festivities of a Christmas Day lunch for elderly isolated people. The forms are handed in for that, and I have the names and address of the people I am transporting to the event. Will need to wash and hoover the car and find a few decorations for it. It will also see the light of day when we do our traditional second Christmas on the 27th. The grandchildren get so much pleasure from this tradition. 
Debenhams do conventional to novelty, this appealed to my sense of humour

Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas
with toys in every store
but the prettiest sight to see is my collection for charity
thanks to friends galore

The stores might be full of toys but sadly not everybody can afford to go and buy them. Christmas can be an expensive time of the year and many parents are torn because they cannot afford to buy presents for their children so they feel Santa has not forgotten them. Sadly there is a need for charities than can supply toys to these children. I helped to raise money for Cash for kids earlier in the year and I am now collecting good quality second hand toys and clothes for another local organisation. Some people may frown on second hand but young children do not notice the difference, and the parents are just grateful to have something their children can open. In the past I have bought second hand and wrapped them up, well the elves need to test some of the toys so they don't all come with full packaging. 

some of the many items handed to me this week. 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Everywhere you go
There's a tree in the corner and  one across the road as well
plus the outside decoration that don't mind the snow

I love to take the grandchildren a walk round the village seeing the excitement on their faces looking at all the Christmas trees in the window and the lights and ornaments in the garden. Really magical times.I think I need to get them out one evening this week. 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Soon the carols will start
And the thing that will make them start, is the carol that you sing
with the help of Alexa.

Gosh modern technology is such a useful tool. The grandchildren can get nursery rhymes or songs literally just for the asking. Alexa does not like being swore at by Granddad, she tells him off....bad Grandad. 

So how are your preparing now that it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas? Have you got your jumper on for Christmas jumper day. 
 This is a collaborative post. I am receiving a Christmas jumper to wear for my Christmas Dinner. 

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