December 09, 2012
So we had a very Christmassy weekend with the kidlets, as we took them to 'Winter Wonderland' in Hyde Park in London on Saturday.
Although the train journey was a bit stressful with William's buggy and Finn trying to run everywhere, and it was also quite difficult keeping Finn safe in the crowds there, the kids had a great time and i felt very Christmassy looking at all the things there.
Poppy and Sir had pre-booked tickets to go iceskating, so we went there first and me and the boys had fun watching them skate round and round. Then we went to 'Santa Land' which is the kiddie section and full of fairground rides, games and stalls that were perfect for our kidlets. The rides were quite expensive, but the kids had a great time and spent quite a while enjoying them and they all got to meet Father Christmas too, who was a really good authentic looking one and we got a great photo of all 3 of them with him. Then we checked out the sweetie stall and bought some lollipops and some gingerbread and went to a cool Barvarian restaurant for lunch - we had hotdogs and chips and drinks and hot chocolate. We looked round the rest of the place and went on some more rides, including a really cool kiddie rollercoaster-type one and a couple of 'fun houses' which Finn found hilarious, but got him rather hyper. William enjoyed all the lights and music and I enjoyed looking at the handmade craft stalls, buying some beautiful Christmas decorations and ornaments and Sir treated me to some really posh marzipan sweets.
Then we'd all had enough of Winter Wonderland, especially as it was getting crazy busy with loads more people entering, so we decided to call it a day. Overall, it was a lovely day and we all had a great time and are looking forward to Christmas even more than we were before.
16 more sleeps till Christmas (or as Finn would say "till Sannie and his dogs" - he means the reindeers!)