This week on Festive Friday our family Christmas traditions really begin with a visit to the Theatre Royal in Bath to see The Nutcracker!
For me creating Christmas is all about creating sparkling memories, so every year some or all of us trot off to the ballet and indulge in an evening of music and magic. This year it is just me and my daughter as everyone else is busy elsewhere. We are secretly delighted and will be donning our dresses and putting something glittery in our hair for a girly night out in the city! When this curtain rises we will both clap our hands together and snuggle down in our seats to be entertained.
We will emerge, blowing dragon breath, chattering excitedly about our favourite scenes. Will it be the Land of the Sweets, the Cossack Dance or King Rat? A few years ago it was the gunshot as King Rat was dispersed, followed by his comical bottom holding which has provided us with one of ‘those’ family stories ever since!
On Saturday, she will make me look for our pop up Nutcracker book so she can pore over it and relive it all over again. I am SO excited!
The Nutcracker marks the beginning of all things Christmas for the children and from now on they are allowed to sing Jingle Bells and eat the first of the mince pies. Over the next two weeks we will be going to see the Christmas lights being switched on, beginning to make some decorations and Christmas cards and baking will begin in earnest. The smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and chestnuts will begin to waft their way around the house as the gradual build up begins.
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