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Aussie Christmas Scrabble!

Tinkles was playing scrabble this morning!

So yesterday, my son’s Christmas present from Sunday was put to use by Tinkles  and Ginger, and today my daughter’s present was in use – cheeky elves must think the presents were for them!

Aussie Scrabble is just like normal scrabble in that you have seven tiles to place as words on the board, but there are some extra cards to add an Aussie flavour – that’s as specific as I can explain as we haven’t yet played a game of it., and Tinkles hasn’t told me any additional details or rules!

Christmas elf and Lego dragon playing Aussie Scrabble

Tinkles plating Aussie Scrabble with the Lego Dragon she rode last year!

A closer look at the board, showed us some words appropriate for Christmas elves and for today, being Christmas Eve! If you can’t read them, they have made ‘Lovesanta’, ‘Tinkles’, ‘reindeer’, ‘elf’ and ‘Christmas’.

Lego Dragon and Christmas elf made Christmas words on the scrabble board

As long as Dragon knows how to spell Ginger, he can get a decent score on his next go in the game!

Christmas elves racing!

Amongst other things, Tinkles and Ginger watched everyone open presents yesterday which included my son opening a pair of remote control cars.

The kids had a lovely time racing the cars when we got home last night, and that must have appeared fun as we woke this morning to find three elves sitting on cars about to start a race!

three elves seated on remote control cars

At closer inspection, it turned out that Ginger was not alone on her car – Harry, Hermione and Ron (from the Harry Potter Lego advent calendar) were propped on the windscreen as well!

Ginger the baby Christmas elf sitting on a remote control car

There has already been lots of laughter at the elves racing around the house – I hope Tinkles and Ginger hold on tight!

Travelling elves!

Today, we are going to a family Christmas function – and we’re taking Tinkles and Ginger with us!

After checking the pantry and elves for where we last saw our Christmas elves, the kids ran around trying to find where they had moved to, and see what they may be up to!

Tinkles and Ginger in a container so they can be carried on an outing with us!

 

Tinkles' note says "I stuffed myself and baby in here so you can take me to see what happens at Mim's house this year!"

Tinkles’ note says “I stuffed myself and baby in here so you can take me to see what happens at Mim’s house this year!”

elves in a container with a pouring section of the lid open

Luckily Tinkles chose a container with a lid so the elves can breathe whilst in there all day!

 

How do you make a gingerbread house?

Tinkles had the idea of making a gingerbread house today, which is a lovely idea, but in trying to make one before us we can see her ideas are not quite the same as ours…

Christmas elf preparing to build a gingerbread house

Well, it is logical to use ginger and bread to make gingerbread, but not quite the reality! And in building our house we do use drills and screwdrivers, amongst other tools, so getting them out also makes some sense, but not what I usually use for preparing anything edible!

And having got out some tools and ingredients, I think it became a little difficult for Tinkles so she adjusted her note to us and stopped making her house…

christmas elf holding a note about starting to build a gingerbread house

Has your elf been a bit literal or logical with anything in your house?

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