Bonjour lecteurs! Are you looking forward to Christmas? I am very excited as we will be celebrating it for the first time in our very own home! Well, we will be in France the Jour de Noël but I can not wait to see all the decorations people will put on their house in our neighboorhood! If you also follow us on Instagram, you would have seen that I already posted a couple of pictures about the festive season. And to make it even better, Baba officially met Santa Clause for the first time this weekend as we experienced the #MagicOfChristmas at Dobbies Christmas Grotto!
About Our Letter to Santa…
We have been many times to our local Dobbies Garden Center. Now that we are enjoying the life of the country, we have been doing a bit in our garden and our house thanks to the brand! En plus, they have a fabulous food section too that I am struggling to resist!
As we were invited to take part in the #MagicOfChristmas at Dobbies Christmas Grotto, we headed over there this weekend.
After checking out the selection of trees, Christmas photo cards, and decorations the shop has, we wrote a letter to Santa.
Baba asked for more cars and trains while I wished for a big diamond! I will not share with you what Grumpy Boyfriend put on his list. It is just too rude… I must admit I did not realise he added up some stupid comments before we posted the list!
Santa Claus, please I must apologise for his cheekiness! Just ignore his comments and make Baba wishes true!
We Met Santa Clause, the First Time Ever!
But never mind that! Baba got to meet Santa Claus and he really enjoyed it. Well, it was not to be a victory at first as le Frenchie bébé was quite suspicious of the great man 🙂
Nevertheless, he got convinced to sit down next to him as soon as he saw that he had a present for him!
That is definitely the way to get my son! He is like Maman and loves a good gift!
Funnily enough, it was officially the first time that he met him. I did not take Baba to a Christmas Grotto last year. He was still small and would have not understood it.
So one to keep in the memories’ box!
A Special Afternoon Tea
Later on was a very VIP Afternoon Tea with le Père Noël! How exciting! We had a really yummy selection of sandwiches, scones and pastries.
Baba went straight away for the chocolate bits!
The Elves were very nice and played with him while Grumpy Boyfriend and I enjoyed a bit of peace!
It must be said that Baba has plenty of energy! So it was a delight to see those brave elves to take over for a bit and for moi to relax 🙂
Games and charades followed up with Santa. At 4.30pm, we were all very tired and decided to go home!
But what a blast for Baba!
#MagicOfChristmas at Dobbies Christmas Grotto
We really enjoyed our #MagicOfChristmas at Dobbies Christmas Grotto. The shop looked so lovely with its Christmas range! We will be back soon to select a few bits for sure! Plus, Santa Claus and his team were so nice!
I can not believe how much they did with Baba! They played so much with him and we could just sit down and enjoy our tea while filming it all for us to look back at it later on!
If you have not booked anything yet, have a look at your local Dobbies Center and see all its Christmas Events!
You will for sure have a lot of fun!
What a fun way to start the festive season! I can not wait to do more Christmassy activities with my Baba!
Disclosure: With thanks to Dobbies for inviting us to its #MagicOfChristmas!
Un peu de fashion…
Baba is wearing a Jojo Maman Bebe Jumper from the Christmas range.