This year in the run up to Christmas and for #Blogmas . I have decided to Interview other bloggers and find out what Christmas was like for them growing up and how they do their own Christmas’s now. Every day in December will see a new blogger and new traditions and Christmas excitement. Today we have the lovely Nina from Spencers Arc.
1. What is your name? Do you have children if so how many & what are their ages? Tell me a little bit about your blog.
Hi, I’m Nina. Mum to two sets of twins,
one set age this month and one set age 17months.im also stepmum to an 18 year old andwife to a self confessed geek. My blog is a place I document and share our adventures, my troubles, and anything I’m passionate about. It’s very cathartic for me to write.
2. As you was growing up did you have any Christmas traditions in your house?
I remember waking on a Christmas morning to find a stocking at the bottom of my bed every year.
I would then open some gifts in my room then head downstairs for more. Before we had lunch with both sets of grandparents my Nan would always make the best sherry trifle.
3. What is your favourite Christmas memory?
There are so many memories that stand out around Christmas time. My hubby and I got married on the
29th of Dec, the big twins birthday is on the 15th is Christmas time is such an exciting time for us. The best memories are just us all being together having fun, forgetting the day to day and creating memories for my children.
4. Did you ever ask Santa for something that you never got?
hmmm I can’t think that I did and if I did I can’t have wanted it that much. You know he knows when you truly wish for something and when your just asking for askings sake.
5. Have you ever had any Xmas disasters?
Only the year that I suffered a major panic attack and thought I was going to die right there on Christmas Day.
6. How do you usually spend Xmas eve?
We have our full Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve. A tradition we started a few years ago. We decided that it was easier if we hosted dinner ours is the biggest house (there is normally 14 of us )and if we did it on Christmas Eve night it would give us/ me more time to spend playing with gifts on Christmas Day. Without having to rush about getting ready to go out or cook dinner. The kids head to soft play with their dad while I take over the kitchen and set the table. I love it.
7. Do you have magic elves that visit?
What kind of things do they get up to?
Yes we do. They are called Twinkle and Pudding they are quite mischievous. They have been caught climbing the tree, having a campfire on the coffee table, drawing on fruit and much more.
8. Do you have any of your own Xmas traditions? Things that you HAVE to do on Xmas day?
Apart from our Christmas Eve family dinner we have been enjoying getting our pajamas on and the living room as tidy as we can for Christmas ready to watch Dr Who. We are such doctor fans in our house!
9. Do you eat breakfast on Xmas day
and if so what kind of breakfast do you usually have?
A couple of years ago I got a pancake maker for Christmas. So I’ve been making Christmas breakfast
pancakes for us all ever since.
10. If you could have one thing this
Xmas and it could be anything in the world what would it be? Selfishly I’d love a VW camper. It’s my dream to own a retro one. I did have a t4 caravelle “Delilah” but sadly she had got to poorly for us to fix so she had to go. I miss her so much. We had so
many adventures with her. I’d love a bay window or split screen. But there’s no way my family would all fit in one. So for now it’s just my dream. Maybe I should wish for a double decker bus or something instead?
Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas with us Nina. My Auntie had 2 sets of twins. It must be incredibly fun! My eldest son Harry would love Christmas with you as he is the worlds biggest Dr Who fan.
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