This morning I woke up and apart from remembering that I was going Christmas shopping, I'd completely forgotten to buy the girls's Advent Calendar.
As Neb was driving Bel to school with me and Car in the car(!) , this small voice piped up from the back " Have you bough us our Advert Calendars yet mummy"
After reminding her that its Advent and not Advert I panicked and said we'd have one for her when she got home from school...... AAAAAAAAAAGH, PANIC!
We were going pressie shopping today anyway - which as Bel was telling Car "I'm glad I'm not coming it'll be soooo boring for you!" so as we were going to a largish town about an hour away, we though, they'll bound to have some somewhere on sale (thought in true bargain hunter style!)
So we arrived and off we went to Tesco's first to buy stocking bits, cava,crackers and other pressies. We looked around and they had none! Ok, No panic we thought.
M+S next for some christmas pudding for Neb - he is the only one in the house that likes the stuff (YEUCH)
They did have advent calendars there but I have a very fussy 5 year old who will not eat any chocolate unless it is Cadburys - so no Kinerton's Choc for us or even Thorntons. (silly girl, I had to eat the last lot of Thorntons Easter Eggs she got given! Not that I'm complaining!!)
So after passing Thorntons and not stopping, off we went to Wilkinsons, and there were none there either..starting to mildly panick now!!
We got home and popped into town - tried Oxfam -no success, tried WHSmith - no success but they did have paper ones if I was desperate!, tried Spar - no sorry sold out!
Lastly before picking up Bel from school, Neb said let's try CoOp.
And finally after what felt like an eternity out Neb comes with
Had to put them up high now though as Neb was trying to explain to Car all about how it was December and we were celebrating Advent which led up to the birth of baby Jesus which was why we had Santa and all she said was OCKLATE DADDY!