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The Adventures Before Christmas (1)

Hello guys!
So it's Christmas in, what... 3 days now? How exciting!
Well, I know that the days running up to Christmas can be a little hectic- they definitely are here, anyway! I thought I'd cover a little of what's been going on in my own little run up- probably in a couple of posts, so here goes nothing.



Monday-Thurday
I guess festivities mostly started to kick in last Monday, as it was the first of the Christmas concerts with school, so there was some rehearsing and flitting about trying to make everything as perfect as possible and decorating our instruments (and selves) to be all festive! I must say, the show was pretty much a success! And was soon followed by a show at The Sage, Gateshead on Thursday, which was an amazing experience for us all! The school choir and orchestra performed, the latter being the one I'm involved in (I play the flute).

The programme for the day at the Sage!

Coffee and Brownie- aka Lunch! :)
Friday
Finally, the last day of school! (Took it's time!) But the festivities in school were very limited, as we did work all day with a tiny little quiz in one lesson :( But never mind! We did secret Santa between our friendship group, in which I gave a Christmas-scented smellies set to one of my dear friends, Frances, and received a Doctor Who Dalek mug (picture soon!), a hand-care kit and a box of peanut M&M's from another dear friend, Natasha! <3 (Thank you again Natasha!) When I got home it was time to marzipan the Christmas cake, which I've been trusted to do this year... Probably wasn't the best decision of my mother's, but it was fun ^^

The cake was pretty bumpy, so I had to try and do a quick patch-up, which you can see in the marzipan below...


There was also a lump of marzipan left, so I did what any normal person would do, and re-enacted "The Sword in the Stone" which is here for your entertainment:


Yup, weird is an understatement with me!
I also left the kitchen in a bit of a mess haha, woops!





There'll be more Christmas Cake updates in the next edition of "The Adventures Before Christmas" :3

Saturday 
Today, my Mam and I took my 5 year old cousin out to the cinema to see "Frozen", which, was pretty much AMAZING. I have a new obsession with it now, and have literally not stopped listening to the soundtrack since we got back. It was just so perfect!<3
Giant fanta anybody?
Today
So that brings us to today, which has been spent inside asleep mostly, with a quick visit from a family friend and her daughter and then a bit of nail planning and Les Mis watching! :D 

I look forward to what the next few days bring! And in the mean time, I leave you with some cute and cuddly Christmassy photo's that I stumbled across on Twitter!
(credit to the original photographers, whom I don't actually know..?) 

 And a pretty Tardis too! <3

Don't forget to check back on Christmas Eve for part 2! If you don't though, have an amazing Christmas!!
~Rachel xxx

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