Tag: santa

  • Christmas 2021

    Christmas 2021

    Christmas in the Scottish Highlands is turning out to be one of the best Christmases we’ve had. I even saw a pine marten for the first time ever. These are very elusive creatures whose numbers have dwindled over the past couple of centuries due to hunting for their fur, habitat loss, and predation control. I […]

  • Letters to Santa

    It’s that time of year again. Here’s what the kids have put in their letters to Santa. Dear Santa, Can I please have Minecraft toys for Christmas and a Pikachu plushie please and the DanTDM 2017 diary and activity book please. Love, Daniel Dear Santa, Please can you give me anything that you think is […]

  • Merry Christmas

    Today was our first Christmas in our new house in Aberdeen. It was just the four of us and the first Christmas where it has been just us for quite a long time. Ben and I spent a while trying to remember what we’d done for Christmas over the last five years and it was […]

  • Letters to Santa

    Daniel and Elizabeth wrote letters to Santa this morning with some requests. It was all¬†Daniel’s idea which is quite amazing given how much he dislikes writing. Here they are: Dear Santa, I want for Christmas can I have an Enderman and a big Creeper and a Minecraft pig and a skipping rope and the movie […]

  • Santa, reindeer, and snow!

    I got my Christmas present early today in the form of snow! No, it’s not snowing in Ballater but we drove to the village of Braemar – a¬†gorgeous, gorgeous place – and then up to the ski field at Glenshee. It was only about 30 minutes away by car but I was driving and so […]

  • Winter sports are the best

    We went to Newcastle for the afternoon. It started off badly: there was rain, the children wanted to go home and we had nothing planned other than to walk around in the rain for a couple of hours before going back to York. But then things changed. First we ran into someone famous: Then I […]

  • Santa

    We visited Santa at snowplanet today and the kids sat on his lap and discussed presents. They loved it.   Then we had fun snow tubing with Dad, Olivia and TJ. Even Elizabeth loved the experience and was in hysterics when slipping and sliding down the slope. A photo of us all:   Daniel has […]