Wednesday, 16 December 2009

It definitely is...

..beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our house.  On Saturday Billy got the tree and decorations, after much cursing and swearing along the way, out of the loft.  It's no easy task though. We don't have one of those loft-ladders that make things easy and anyway the access to the loft is a tiny hole above the kitchen worktops where no loft-ladder could work.  Billy has to climb up onto the worktop, then stand on a stool, then hoist himself up the rest of the way. I don't know how he does it,  I couldn't. So I allow him the bad language and stay out of the way.

We had some help with the decorating part of things.  Here's Charlie doing his bit.

And here's George doing his bit.  I'm not sure what Nicholas was doing but I'm sure he was doing his bit somewhere too. Then when they all went home and the house was quiet I finished things off.

Sunday it was the Christmas Markets in Manchester again, this time with Caroline and her family.  To say it was busy would be an understatement.  It was a happy busy though, a steel band was playing its heart out in St. Ann's Square and the crowd loved it.  The stalls were doing a roaring trade.

Caroline and Charlie looking at the crib in St. Ann's Square.  It always reminds me very much of the one that used to stand in the town centre gardens where I grew up. 

Here's a very excited George and his little friend.  They had travelled in to town on the train with their mums and little brothers and had been on the big wheel in Exchange Square. They were having a great time.


SarahLyons said...

Christmas looks / sounds very exciting at your house (minus Billy's Victor Meldrew moments lol!)....I feel like joining you all!!! xx

John said...

We are off to the Xmas market ourselves on Monday (with friends joining up with us on the train at Castleton). Hope there are some goodies left. Great photos by the way.xx