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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas Tree and a New Game

Christmas has arrived at our house. Perhaps a little early, but we couldn't wait any longer to see the twinkling lights, all the pretties and decor recor rations, Adam's name for them (his 26 now) when he was little and it seems to have stuck!

The weekend was spent bringing all the exciting trinkets from the loft, retelling of tales from Christmases past, remembering stories that go alongside some of the decorations.




 Imogen filled her traditional role, placing the fairy on top of the tree



The Christmas countdown calendar is up and counting down, Advent calendars have been opened... I catch myself humming... 'it's the most wonderful time of the year...' I do love the build up to Christmas!

In case any one is looking for a new game to play at Christmas, I can definitely recommend Pandemic. We bought it a couple of weeks ago... and haven't beaten it yet!



You play together as a team, which makes a nice change from games where you compete against each other. The world has been infected with 4 virus' and it's your job to cure them before time runs out.




It's for 2 to 4 players, the more players, the better chance you have of winning. The game says from age 8 upwards, Imogen's 12 and really enjoys it. There's quite a bit to it, but once you've worked out the rules, it's not difficult... well the playing isn't, but as I said, we've yet to beat it!

I shall end with a picture of our little Gary. He watched over all the Christmas decorating with his front paws crossed, looking very regal and handsome.



Take care
xxx

17 comments:

  1. That game sounds really good. I dont usually like board games this one I might need to try x

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    1. It doesn't go on and on either - that's how we keep losing, you play until the cards run out! x

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  2. Christmas Magic ...the decorations transform our homes for a little while!! I do love Christmas which reminds me I better get into the cupboard and dig all the decorations out soon!! It all looks lovely Cheryl :-)

    keep well
    Amanda x

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    1. Thank you Amanda, it is a transformation, a fairy grotto! x

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  3. It looks as though you are all set for a lot of seasonal fun at your house!! Your tree is very pretty. xx

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    1. Thank you, Christmas is definitely on it's way here. x

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  4. Your tree and all of your decorations are really pretty. I've never heard of Pandemic before but it sounds interesting to me.

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    1. Thank you, we love playing games, especially in these dark evenings. x

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  5. I'll have to look out for that game.... it sounds interesting and fun. Your decorations look lovely and Gary is SWEET! Jx

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  6. I can't wait to get the decorations up! Gary is very cute! X

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  7. Your house looks so festive Cheryl.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  8. That little dog is just missing a crown on his head!
    Lovely decorations you have for Christmas.
    Enjoy the season!

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  9. It's lovely to have your traditions and remembering at Christmas. Your decorations are lovely. I still remember the funny names my sons had for various things - especially the younger one. The older son had his 29th birthday yesterday and the younger will have his 28th tomorrow.

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  10. Hello, I've just found your blog! I love dressing the house for Christmas, your fairy lights on the mirror look fab xx

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