Friday, 6 December 2013

5 ways to enjoy a Grown Up Christmas

I’ve written extensively in previous Christmas journals about how sad I felt when the kids grew up and we had to let go of the magic that is a child’s Christmas.  In recent years Maurice and I have tried to do things to make Christmas magical for us.  Here’s some things we enjoy:

A Christmas Concert

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This year we have tickets for the Brighton Festival Chorus Christmas concert at Brighton Dome.  We have been a couple of times before and have taken Mum with us.   It takes place on the last Sunday afternoon before Christmas and is sooo Christmassy!  We have also enjoyed a Christmas concert at a local church with the Salvation Army band (really enjoyed their jazzy interpretation of Christmas songs!), and the carol service at church.

Christmas Mugs

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I have a little selection now, and they only come out for use in December!

Christmas Tree Festival

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A few years ago, a local church had a Christmas tree festival.  I took my camera along for some sparkly shots!  They are repeating it this year, I must get along there later.


Christmas Markets

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Nicholas’s university town was Bath, which probably hosts the best Christmas Market in the South!  We went a couple of times.

A town walk

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Maurice generally has some holiday to take in December.  I try to finish all the shopping before so that we can go to one of our local towns and just wander around taking photos of the signs of Christmas.


Day 6 (already??!) of my Christmas advent parcels.  Coincidently, with Shimelle’s prompt of ‘cosy Christmas’, I opened this:

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I think I might just use that this evening when cosying up on the sofa!


Helen said...

Your Christmasses sound lovely - and how gorgeous do all those Christmas trees look in church. Enjoy the rest of the season.

alexa said...

Nice to remind ourselves that Christmas can be enjoyable in lots of different ways; and I am eyeing that hot water bottle with a smidgen of envy :)).

Alison said...

Love the idea of a Christmas Tree festival...hope all's well with you...sorry to have been absent for so long!
Alison xx

Burnice said...

That's cute!!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

A great topic. A few years ago my Christmas journal was about how to enjoy Christmas magic with teenagers. I guess the empty nest is not that far away.