Good Morning Everyone!
I hope your week is going well!
I really hope you had a fantastic Christmas!
Ours didn't quite turn out as planned.
Christmas day our visitors left
just before it was time to get making
everything for lunch.
The next visitors came whilst we were eating it.
It was brilliant to see everything but
it put a quick ending to Christmas lunch.
Something did go to plan and that was the fantastic
and beautiful Goose.
It was beautiful and it tasted even better
the next day.
Then Christmas evening the rain started.
by the time my Mother-in-law woke
up in the morning her house was flooded.
Luckily Darren's brother and his family
had stayed the night so they helped
rip everything out and help get the water out.
My mum and dad as well as my brother and his family
were stranded at home as well.
They were the lucky ones and didn't get flooded
but we couldn't get to them and they couldn't
get out so Boxing Day was very quite.
The flood waters are going down but only in
time for another storm to arrive
and bring yet more rain.
It was so scary!
Literally wales, north England and Scotland
was mostly flooded.
So many people have lost so much and
quite a number of them aren't covered
by insurance because they are in a flood area.
The village where I was married was
It has flooded previously but hundreds of
homes that have never flooded were and
the water was nearly to ceiling height.
I cannot believe that some much water
can go so far and have so much damage.
It made us very grateful for where we live
and how lucky we were.
I am devastated for all the people that have
Luckily all the communities pulled together.
They even put a ban on people coming to help
as so many had already arrived.
How special is that.
My dad was at the church making sandwiches
and tea and coffee.
He then helped mop up the next day.
I managed to see my family on the Sunday
which made up for everything.
I ended up having to sit in another room
as I couldn't handle the noise but seeing
them just made my Christmas.
Red Monster was so lucky
and I am so lucky having some a wonderful son.
He took his time reading cards
and even got excited by the books he received.
He always gets a book he can read to me,
a book I can read to him,
a boardgame we can all play together
and something off his wish list.
We got him some surprises as well :-).
This is how everything looked before
everyone came down.
This is everything Red Monster received
in his stocking from Santa.
He even got a spud gun.
Daddy and him are going to play
with it this weekend.
Red Monster opening his Jenga Quake.
It was one of the games he wanted so he was very
excited about it.
He also got yatzee and mastermind as well as monopoly from
This is the mess when he had finished opening
I promise after this he helped put everything
for recycling in the bin and
put all the rubbish in a bin bag.
Here he is reading a card and present he received from his
We went for a walk on Monday when the sun came out.
Red Monster loved jumping in the muddy puddles.
Benji enjoyed playing in the mud as well.
This picture doesn't even begin to
express how muddy and happy he was!
We went out on the Tuesday as well
and the sun really did shine.
It was nice getting out for some fresh air!
Daddy was back at work so it was just the
two of us and Benji.
There were lots of people and dogs out
so both Red Monster and Benji had fun.
And yes I am making something :-).
I am crocheting a hat for my niece.
She loves minnie so I decided to make
her a hat.
It's her birthday this month and I like
making it special.
She is only two this year so I don't think she'll
see her present early.
Now it's your turn to share what you are doing.
It doesn't have to be crochet, anything you are making
Please add the pin to your post & check out a couple
of other people that are sharing their work
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