Well summer is with us and it’s hot and soon the kids will be playing on the beach or in backyards in all their glory.
Just imagine what Christmas was like when we were kids growing up in Australia?
Fun, games and plenty of free time for play and sunshine.
That type of thing is not heard much of these days, it's opening pressies, thanking everyone for beautiful gifts and then the kids retire to their technical devices.
What a shame, if only they knew what they were missing out on mum's and dad's.
It’s been a while since the last blog.
With new beginnings that went from stock to websites right here at Personalised Teddy Bears and Gifts then on top of all that was a family disturbance and I simply ran out of time.
But enough of me, I hope you are enjoying the preparations for the festivities that will soon be approaching.
With all the rushing around and last minute things you need, and invitations going out it is getting rather exciting.
And I know those little ones just add to the fun and magic at this time of year.
With making those homemade decorations for the tree is a must on their list.
It's Christmas holidays again and yes we do hear the timeless sentences of "what can I do, mum?" or I'm bored" well let's see if these ideas might help.
1/ If you can get some sidewalk chalk then let your little artist decorate your driveway or path to his/her hearts content, then when they are finished all you have to do is was it off
2/ Kids want to go camping? Thought of letting them camp in the backyard. You can keep your eye on them and they get to have fun with their friends. Great times!
3/ Take your kids to meet up with their mates at a park, they can have fun playing soccer or cricket and you get to relax. And there's nothing better than a meet and greet for all of you, mum's and dad's included.
4/ What about the beach, surely the kids want to try out the sand and surf.
5/ If they are into wildlife why not go on a Wildlife Watching Expedition with your child in the National Park or backyard. All they need is binoculars. Great for eye co-ordination.
6/ Did you ever as a child ever climb a tree? I used to love climbing my grandparents Mulberry tree, yum. Then why not let your son or daughter have that same experience if you can. Some can't and that's ok too.
7/ Have you thought about just the simple pleasures like skimming stones, making daisy chains or making wishes when you blow fluffy grass daisies?
8/ Go on a Safari Photo Shoot. That's right, let your child learn about the world around him/her through the lens of camera. Amazing experience they will never forget. It doesn't have to be a massive camera.
9/ They could get a magnifying glass and have a close look at what is on a blade of grass. Interesting. (just be careful)
10/ Last but not least, have you been asked "mum have you got any spare sheets?" Well how about a fort built by your own kids in your backyard. It would take them hours. Fun to play in and great for you to watch them.
One of the advantages of this time of year is that there is an abundance of food to select from.
Whether it's homemade or store bought, for some reason it all tastes great.
The smell wafting from houses nearby is fantastic so we can soon figure out who is cooking up a storm for Christmas lunch.
What are you cooking at your place?
I'm buying this year, no cooking for me.
There is always those small gifts that suddenly are needed so just drop us a line or give us a call and we might be able to help you out. We do have pick up available too if you live nearby. Our websites are listed below.