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The best way to start the Festive Season… The Muppets Christmas Carol Sing A Long!

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The best way to start the Festive Season… The Muppets Christmas Carol Sing A Long!

To say I was excited about discovering that the Prince of Wales Cinema in Leicester Square was showing a Muppets Christmas Carol sing-a-long is an understatement. You would be closer in saying that there was a lot of high pitch squeaking, immediate buying of three tickets and possibly a little happy dance you would be closer to the truth!

So I dragged Blondie and The Boy with me (the latter being not too impressed that I was making him come too!) The seats were unallocated so we rocked up 30 mins before the time on our ticket only to find the line going round the cinema already! The buzz was AMAZING and everyone was in a fantastic mood!

Once we where in we noticed we had some special guests…


The Puppets Luther and Bruce! – excuse the bad photo we where in a dark cinema after all! They have their own youtube channel here

They where AWESOME!

Once the film started we booed, cheered, heckled and sang our little hearts out (including the grumpy boy much to his horror!). It was definitely the best way to get our festive season started! Think we have a new Christmas tradition!


My handmade Xmas tree decorations

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My department does a secret santa each year at our department lunch. Our theme was Christmas Decorations for £5 and I got my manager – PRESSURE! I wanted to find something child-friendly and something I knew she would enjoy. I also needed a present for The Boy’s parents and I do always try to make them something but I was stumped! Lucky Pintrest saved the day … Peg doll tree decorations!

I decided to make 2 different kinds… Super heroes for my manager (and her little boys) and Christmas themed ones for everyone else!

I managed to get a pack of wooden peg dolls off Etsy which turned up unbelievably quickly! so all that was next was to draw out the designs, screw in a mini eye hook pins and get messy with some paint…

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Here’s they are finished and on my tree…

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I really enjoyed doing this and everyone seemed to really like them (including my Manager’s boys phew!) and no one seemed to mind too much that the snowman looked like a Doctor Who baddie!  I even had time to make a Buffy peg doll for Blondie


I still seem to have quite a lot left over any suggestions on what to make next!?