What are you doing this Christmas?

Just sorted the family Christmas programme!

Really need this to make the best of a well earned break.

Planned so far……. the Peter Pan pantomine at the Floral Pavilion New Brighton with pre eats at Prezzo or any of the other fabulous new eateries around there, that’s if we can get a place without booking. The pizzas are around a £5, so we wouldn’t break the bank before the performance.

Booked for Saturday night, is the Disco Christmas Show, Mam! I’m ‘Ere! at the fantastically revamped Dome Grand Central, Renshaw Street . I am really looking forward to this as the line up of actors are stars from some of Liverpool’s last few hilarious Christmas shows. Should be a good night with drinks before in the Adelphi hotel.

Next on the agenda will be the “Carols by Candlelight” at the beautiful medieval All Saints Church, Childwall on Sunday 23rd December. Always an emotional evening with the mince pies, good conversation with old friends and coffee after the service in the hall.

Christmas Eve brings the family together with traditional evening meal of borsch and fish, usually carp, then the presents are opened. Yes, the night before Christmas.

Making room for a few days drinking and eating needs some sensible exercise, so we will be venturing to the Awesome Walls for a few hours with a flask of coffee and later to the Widnes Ice rink, throughout the holiday period.

This will loosen up the muscles, flex the biceps and get us ready for the ‘big eat’ for the rest of the week.

Living on the doorstep of Croxteth Country Park has always given us an outlet to venture into the Liverpool wilderness, so over the Christmas period and in between “fooding”, trips to the park walking or mountain biking will certainly be on the agenda, hail rain or snow. This is so much better than joining those after Christmas keep fit classes but takes some willpower.

It’s times like this that I see wildlife in the Park, never before seen in the open by public….the fox…..the kingfisher…numerous heron….a hare….and sneaky stoats, water voles and screaming shrews which seem to jump out underfoot along the meadow paths in and around the River Alt.

The Boxing Day trip to Crosby beach for a bit of sea air is always on the cards, along with the hundreds of dog walkers and people of similar minds. Then, we are back on the Panto circuit with Jack and the Beanstalk at the Brindley Runcorn, Saturday 29th at the St Helens Royal for Cinderella and finally the Suites Hotel Knowsley on Sunday 30th for Festive lunch and Aladdin Panto in the Handley Suite.

We still have the Unity Theatre with Hansel and Gretel, the Lantern Theatre and a trip to the Little Theatre Wigan for yet another panto some time in the New Year.

That’s my plan……Have you made yours?

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