Monday, 5 January 2015

{The Ordinary Moments 15} #1 'The Twelve Days of Christmas'

So Christmas has been and gone and we are well and truly in 2015 now. We had a lovely Christmas, albeit very busy, with my brother's magical winter wedding in Somerset then a nice quiet New Year's eve at home with my sister, her boyfriend a few board games and a couple of bottles of Prosecco. 

I sit here still with the tree up, lights twinkling away just because I can't bear to take the tree down yet. In my family we have always kept the tree up until the end of the twelfth day of Christmas and the lights definitely cheer up the dark, cold January evenings. Mr F has gone back to work and today was our first day where we have come out of festive mode and LO and I were back into our 'normal' routine. 

This weekend, we thought we would make the most of out last full day before Mr F returned to work properly (he actually went back on Friday but this is the first full week). Our friend recommended the 12 Days of Christmas walk through the woods at Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire. The weather was freezing and we could barely feel out fingers by the end but it was so gorgeously sunny. Along the walk were different scenes depicting the 12 days of Christmas. It's such a simple but lovely idea and the scenes looked stunning against the natural woodland backdrop. Except for the meltdown Little One had at the end of the walk, probably from being so cold, it made a lovely end to our festive season and our twelve days of Christmas together. 

Reading everyone's Christmas messages on the Christmas wish tree.
On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me... Nine ladies dancing...

...Six geese a laying
....Five gold rings.
It was so cold but the frost looked lovely as it sparked in the sun.
LO enjoyed walking part of the way. We would have been there til next Christmas if he'd walked the whole way though as it was a good couple of miles.
Hello Daddy!

You can't see in this photo but there is a beautiful river behind. Bolton Abbey is well worth a visit if you're ever in Yorkshire.
Pulling messages off the tree... oops!
mummy daddy me


  1. Oh such beautiful photos lovely and that walk looks like so much fun- myself and my girls would love that! Happy New Year to you all- I hope 2015 brings you everything you wish for. x

    1. Aww thank you for your lovely comment Katie. It was so much fun. Probably better for slightly older toddlers and children- F is only 17 months and got a bit cold but your girls would love it. There was a cow to sit on, a bit of dressing up and doors to open. Plus the scenery was magnificent. Hopefully it might be on again next year, Happy New year to you and yours also x

  2. Oh what a wonderful walk! It looks like such a wonderful family day out, and you all look so lovely and wrapped up x

    1. Thank you Donna! It was so so cold and our fingers felt totally numb but it was a truly magical walk. Such a simple, yet amazing idea I think! Thank you for stopping by to have a read and comment :) x

  3. Wow! I want to take my family here ! looks amazing! and that first photo is so sweet x

    1. You should definitely go if it's on next year! I don't know how far you are from North Yorkshire, but it's well worth a trip. Amelia x

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