Hello, everyone. It’s Jo here. I think all the teachers are very busy at this time of year – we have so much to do to get ready for Christmas: decorating the house, writing and posting cards to all our friends and family, buying and wrapping presents, shopping for food, and getting our homes ready for all our guests!
This year my Mum and Dad, brother, sister-in-law, nephew and niece will be spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with us, and Richard’s brother and sister-in-law will visit for Boxing Day. We’ll eat and drink lots, play games and watch TV. I‘ve made a special quiz to keep everyone entertained, and Rich is going to cook the turkey, since I’m vegetarian.
Last time I promised I’d post some pictures of my God-daughter and niece, Sophie, who some of you may remember was christened when I was teacher blogger. She is now two and walking and talking! Do you think she has grown?
And here I am with Sophie:
Last time I asked you all what ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’ means, and most of you understood it really well. It means that if you decide to do something, you may as well really go for it and do it 100%, even if this costs you more in time/energy/money than you had originally planned.
So when planning Christmas dinner I thought ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’ and bought turkey, potatoes, parsnips, ham, peas, carrots, stuffing and pigs-in-blankets. Plus cake, Christmas pudding and brandy butter! This, incidentally, is what we’ll be eating on Christmas Day.
I’m going to go now to finish wrapping my Christmas presents. I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a great start to 2009.
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