Christmas is all about spending time together as a family. Time to turn the phones off, forget about social media and work and just enjoy time with each other. Getting down on the floor with the girls and playing with the new toys (sometimes I wonder if Daddy has more fun with them than the children do!), snuggling on the sofa together to watch The Gruffalo. Visits to Nanny, seeing aunties, uncles, cousins. Just quality time together. December is the one time of year when hubby really can take time off work. No stopping to catch up on emails a couple of times during the day, as he often does when we are on holiday together – just being able to focus on being a family. And perhaps getting some of those jobs done around the house that we never quite manage to do at any other time! This is the time of year when I feel that we really do work well as a team – somehow despite all the stress and the pre-Christmas rush, we are often at our best with each other because this is when we truly make the time for us as a family. What a huge difference that little bit of focused time makes.
This month’s photos are from our trip to visit family just after Christmas. The four of us enjoying being together as a family. For me, that’s when the magic of Christmas really does come alive.