Wednesday, 19 December 2012

A final, fond farewell from The Christmas Creche

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Well, dears, tonight is the Christmas Pageant and we’re so looking forward to seeing you all at the performance later! The girls have been practicing so hard, and dare I say that I think they are finally able to carry a tune, though they still need a little help with the words.

Monday, 17 December 2012

What's your favourite Christmas tradition?

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, isn't it? Just 7 days and 15 hours (not that we're counting)... Are you in full-on decorating mode? Wearing out your credit cards and giving the postman backache? Trying to contain the excitement of children anticipating a visit from Santa Claus? Collapsed in an exhausted heap on the sofa?

Well, now is the time for indulging in our favourite parts of the festive season. So What's your favourite Christmas tradition?

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

What was your best ever Christmas present?

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Only thirteen days till Christmas! Are we excited? Panicked? Wondering whether, in a pinch, our loved ones will appreciate gifts from the motorway service station (sorry Carole, that might be a bit close to the bone given your worst ever Christmas present!). These are the best Christmas presents we've ever received, and I have to admit, more than one made me misty :-)

Sunday, 9 December 2012

What's your favourite film to watch at Christmas?

Fifteen days till Christmas! What's your favourite Christmas-related film or TV programme? Here's what'll be on in our houses while we stuff ourselves full of chocolate and Christmas cake ...

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

What was your worst ever Christmas present?

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Well, writing Christmas books certainly does put one in the spirit! We're bursting with good cheer and would love to share some of that with our readers. So over the next four weeks we Christmas Creche mums will be posting our answers to some fun Christmas questions. We hope you'll join the merriment (and embarrassment :-)) with your own stories.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Show and tell

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The girls beamed with pride when they arrived at the creche this morning, and who could blame them? Everyone loves show-and-tell day! Though it did get a bit crowded ...

To capture the enthusiasm of the day, I made a little video, which the girls will bring home for you to see. It was a bit hard to understand what everyone was saying so I transcribed it here for you too.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Walking in a winter wonderland... with cupcakes

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With all this rain the little’uns are suffering a bit from cabin-fever. I know from bitter experience that that can be dangerous in a room full of exuberant girls, so I thought I’d better occupy them, or pay the price.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Pretty as a picture

Thank you, dears, for sending the girls to the crèche today with their favourite outfits for the class photo … Wait till you see it! I’m sure you’ll all be as happy to hang it on your walls as I am on mine.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

The Small British Bake-Off

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Well, dears, your girls are most persuasive! Once Meet Me Under the Mistletoe mentioned baking to Santa, the others couldn’t have been more excited. I was a wee bit nervous about putting such little’uns in the kitchen, but as my Granny Dewey always said, it’s never too early to learn about the joys of the perfect pastry.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Little Picassos

Well, our little’uns have certainly enthusiastically embraced the arts! When they found out they were going to paint, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe dove straight for the dressing up box and managed to fashion petit Parisian left bank beret-and-go-go-boots ensembles, so that everyone looked the part. Santa Maybe had a hard time keeping the beret out of her eyes, since she’s such a wee pixie, but  With Love at Christmas hairpinned it in place so that the poor little thing could see what she was doing.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A visit from Father Christmas

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You can’t imagine the commotion at the crèche today when the little’uns found out that a certain red-suited fellow would be visiting. Actually, perhaps you can imagine, since I’m afraid we did eat rather a lot of cookies and everyone is probably on a sugar high well past their bedtimes. I’m sorry about that …

But never mind, we had a lovely day, dears, and everyone was on their best behaviour (naturally). Saint Nick arrived to the jingle of sleigh bells and you’ve never seen such a room full of wide-eyed wonder.

Monday, 12 November 2012

The Christmas Creche's first day

Well, writers, you did very well, dropping the books off this morning with almost no tears - no tears from the littl'uns, that is. Abby, dear, we hope you had enough Kleenex for the ride home, and Scarlett, rest assured that little Santa Maybekept her mittens on when we played outside. In fact, I can assure you that everyone enjoyed their first day immensely.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Welcome to The Christmas Creche!

I am Miss Dewey, and I run the Christmas Creche, for all the books born in time for the holidays. I am thrilled to welcome the Winter Class of 2012! Just look at them. Aren't they adorable with their wee little titles and perfectly angelic covers?  Their authors must be very proud indeed.

I've been running the creche for more years than I care to admit, so I know a thing or two about it. Of course it's never easy for the book mothers to say good-bye to their babies on that first day. But once they settle in (the mothers I mean), they're always very grateful for the few hours of peace and quiet to write. They're a prolific bunch and always seem to have another one hatching.

Sure, there are tears, sticky outy lips and a few tantrums (again, the mothers, I mean) but I find that as long as I keep them up to date with nice little summaries about our days, they feel much better. So I've promised to post about everything that their lovely little'uns get up to. I can already see that I'll have my hands full with this group.

Welcome to the Christmas Creche- oh we are going to have fun together!

Kindest regards,
Miss Dewey

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