Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Advent 2017 - Day Twelve

Day Twelve and half way to Christmas Eve and today Henry has decided to open the door.

It doesn't take him long to find it with the help of Gwilym.

Lewis watches on with anticipation as to what will be behind today's door.

The boys have a look at the package.

Looks like a treasure chest and some muskets.  Henry tells them.

I'll give the pirate the musket and pop the treasure chest down here.  Henry says.

So what do you think?  He asks.

Looks good to us.  The boys reply.

Where is the seagull today?  

The pirate looks like he is ready for anything now.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Advent 2017 - Day Eleven

Lewis wants to have a go at opening the Advent Calendar today and James and Connor thought that would be fine.  Lewis tells them it is the first time he has got to open one so is very excited.  They explain that he has to find the door number eleven.

Lewis looks carefully until he finds it.

Kneels down on the floor to open it with the boys watching on eagerly to find out what is in store for today.

Look a package!  He shows Connor and James.

You can open it now.  They tell him.

It is a little bucket of water and a drinking flask.  He tells them.

That is good,  says Connor.  He will need that in case he gets thirsty

Lewis gives the pirate the drinking flask and puts the bucket down on the scene.

Where is that pesky seagull?

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Advent 2017 - Day Ten

The area surrounding the Advent calendar is a hive of activity this morning.  

Thomas is excited that it is finally his turn to have a go at opening a door.

He has a look to see if he can spot the number ten.

Here it is!  He cries.  It is a BIG door as well!

Caleb comes over to have a look.

Rory is oblivious to it all as he is absorbed in playing with the scene whilst watched by Henry and Gwilym.

Look, I wonder what is in here?  Thomas holds up the package to show the boys.

Rory suddenly realises what is going on and gets up to have a look.

A fishing rod and some fish - cool!  Thomas says.

Now the pirate and seagull won't go hungry.

Thomas gets down to set up the fishing rod where he thinks it should go.

Looks like the pirate might be cheering and watch out that seagull is going to take a fish if you are not careful.

Well that was good fun wasn't it boys?

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Advent 2017 - Day Nine

Edward and Francis are deep in conversation and don't notice Gwilym approaching to find out if it is his turn to open the Advent calendar today.

Hi there Wil.  Henry and Donny greet him.  Glad you have come along as it is your turn to open the calendar today.

I thought it must be.  Gwilym answers them.

He looks carefully to see if he can find door number nine.

Aha! Here it is.  Gwilym says

In he reaches.

Look!  He pulls out the little package attracting Edward and Donny's attention as well.

I can make fire!  Just like magic.  He says.

The boys take a closer look intrigued and then realise he is just tricking them.

I think I will put it down here, he says.

Looks a good place to me.  

The pirate will be able to keep warm now.  Gwilym tells Henry and Donny.

He'll need to if it is anything like here!  Henry says back.

Edward and Francis have resumed their conversation.  

Looking good!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Advent 2017 - Day Eight

Hi Francis, how are things?  Henry asks.  While Edward practises his 'aren't I dreamy' look.

Pretty good.  Francis replies...would you like me to recite my newest poem?  
Um, perhaps later...I am sure you want to find the door for today.  Henry says with some well practised diplomacy.

He looks for today's door.

Here it is.

Opens it up

Pulls the package out

and in the blink of the eye has the little basket with fruit unwrapped and ready to place on the scene.

Look, some pineapple!  Must be a tropical island for sure.  Francis informs the boys.

I'll pop it down on the table.  Francis says while Edward gets a closer look.