And boy, it did not disappoint. Perhaps I was most excited of all as it was my plan - although Little Man was a very close second. We stood on the platform waiting with the beautiful steam train on a cold and crispy winters day full of anticipation. It puffed in to the station and we chose our seats in a lovely, vintage carriage.
We enjoyed sherry and mince pies (and the children juice and chocolate) before arriving at our destination - another quaint station housing Father Christmas in his grotto. I was a little disappointed at this stage - it was clearly a 'person helper' of the big man but the children were happy and went away with a nice little gift!
Whilst we were at this station the children could get into the cabin of the steam engine and properly look at the gauges, fire and handles - very special.
The weather was kind - a beautiful winters day which added to our enjoyment as we were on our journey. The Somerset countryside passing by our window at a beautiful pace.
On our return journey we played Jenga (Little Lady's gift from Father Christmas) and they built with the bricks. It was a real joy to spend such quality time together in this way; momentarily taking our family back to a time when life was much simpler with less distractions.
This is another wonderful memory captured whilst the magic of Christmas is fully embraced and I shall treasure it.
This post was drafted mid December awaiting photographs (a cause for delay) and thus I've added them and pressed publish to record it here. I do so hope you had a wonderful Christmas Time. I've another catch up post to share soon plus lots more to share over the coming days, Take care,