Hello and welcome to the first of our advent blogs. Firstly may we say it feels very strange to be back to full time blogging and we are….. feeling a little scared as to our ability to pull it off. So here’s the idea, the calendar Becksie made Lizzie last year has been filled with daily activities and acts of kindness that we shall be doing. The blogs aim to show our countdown to Christmas and are our attempt to make sure that during what can be a stressful time we a) do things as a family and b) do kind things for each other and those around us. It’s our effort to keep Christmas real and not just about tinsel and reindeers.
Christmas is of course a lovely time of year but it can also be hard work, stressful and for some sad and lonely so we hope this mini series of blog will help you to enjoy the run up to Christmas and hopefully provide a little bit of joy, humor and fun.
Today’s activity was:
Activity: Have Hot Chocolate (with Marshmallows) by the fire.
We know this is a) easy b) something everyone does in this kind of calendar but…… we wanted to ease in gently and……… we love hot chocolate. Making the hot chocolate was fun, it tasted delicious and its so lovely just to stop, lock the world away and drink hot ‘choc choc’ as a little family. The recipe we used was a mix and match of a few recipes we have trialed before but in case you fancy giving it a go here it is:
We heated about a pint of milk over a medium heat.
When the milk is hot add the mixture and whisk over a low heat. The chocolate will go thick and creamy.
Our first Kindness activity was to ‘Call someone we haven’t called for a while to say Hi and have a chat’. We decided to call Becksie’s lovely Aunty Anne. Aunty Anne used to look after Becksie and Narna when they were small people and Becksie has LOTS of fond memories of Aunty Anne, unfortunately Aunty Anne was out so…….. we left a message and will call her again tomorrow 🙂