George Aged 4 – Countdown to Christmas Blog – 2 sleeps to Christmas.

George Aged 4 – Countdown to Christmas Blog – 2 sleeps to Christmas.

Can you believe that in my long drawn out driving home for Christmas there is now just 2 sleeps to go to get me home for Christmas.

What I should have done is started my drive home for Christmas on 1st December and travelled to a destination closer to home each day until Christmas Day 25th December. That would be a real true adventurous driving home for Christmas. The real spirit of Driving Home for Christmas.

Here then is what my DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS advent countdown schedule would be if I had not been affected by Covid-19 Lockdown


1              EURODISNEY -Paris                        

2              TREVONE – Nr Padstow – Cornwall                              

3              ST. ALBANS – Mum’s Friend’s Karen, Mathew                          

4              MARLBOROUGH , Wiltshire – Fairy Godmother Emma and Prince Charming Daniel                     

5              WENSLEYDALE RAILWAY – Yorkshire Heritage Railway – Polar Express                     

6              SKEGNESS – For a paddle in the sea (& Sutton on Sea)                           

7              SHERWOOD PINES – Clipstone                    

8              CLUMBER PARK                             

9              RUFFORD – Rufford Park               

10           CALVERTON – Auntie Moira’s to remember Uncle John                         

11           WOODBOROUGH – Timmermans Garden Centre                     

12           NOTTINGHAM – The Disney Store                              

13           WHISBY –  Animal Park and Play Barn                       

14           LINCOLN – Mum’s friend Helen’s house                      

15           LINCOLN – Rebecca Adlington Swim Stars for my swimming lesson                   

16           LINCOLN – Sainsburys                    

17           LINCOLN – Smyths Supr Toys – Superstore                

18           LINCOLN – Uncle Steve, Auntie Jayne Cousin Finley & Cousin Erin’s House                    

19           LINCOLN – Nanny & Grandad’s House                        

20           HUCKNALL – Mamma & Grandad’s House                

21           HUCKNALL – Auntie JuJu, Uncle Ian Cousin Rory & Cousin Ewan                     

22           NEWARK – Krewcuts – My barbers and hairdressers                 

23           NEWARK – McDonalds                   

24           CODDINGTON – Coddington Primary School, Mine & Freya’s School                

25           CODDINGTON – My home for Christmas Final Destination.



There are two books 1 really fancy to get me through 23rd and 24th December. They look so good!                 

Santa Jaws by Mark Sperring  (Author), Sophie Corrigan (Illustrator)


Publisher :             Bloomsbury Children’s Books (15 Oct. 2020)

Hardcover :           32 pages

Age range:            3-6 Years


Welcome to Santa’s grotto, little fishes, please come in, and meet the real-life Santa Klaus, It’s really, really him!

Deep beneath the shimmering blue sea, it’s almost Christmas Eve, and Shelly the shark is VERY excited. She puts on her Santa suit and turns her cave into a festive Christmas grotto. Then she waits for all the little fishes to come in. They seem strangely reluctant . . . But Sid the squid thinks all his Christmases have come at once! Will Sid get taken in by Shark’s Santa disguise – or will he be in for a big surprise?

A hilarious underwater Christmas romp from the creators of Mince Spies.

Santa Jaws Press Reviews

A wonderful Christmas book. This story was a resounding success with my boys, the end met with cries of again, again! The illustrations are bright, colourful & fun. Sid & Shelly are wonderful characters, super approachable for children. This is a fantastic little story, a great bedtime read & a book I’ll be looking to gift this Christmas – NetGalley Reviewer

Shelley the shark has fastened on a Santa hat, so Sid the squid is in for a surprise. Splendidly silly, with an unexpectedly moving ending – 30 best children’s books for Christmas 2020, iNews

A fun Christmas story with bite! – Storytime Magazine



Where’s Wally? Santa Spectacular by Martin Handford  (Author, Illustrator)


Publisher :             Walker Books

Paperback :           24 pages

Reading age :       5 – 12 years

This sensational Santa-themed Wally activity book is bursting with hundreds of stickers. There are loads of wintry sticker-based activities including spot the differences, games, mazes, searches and much more… including a fold-out back cover that you can use to create you very own Where’s Wally? scene. Perfect for Christmas gifting, this book is hours of festive fun!