A prince of thieves

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Very proud of Pablo for raising Β£200 for Barnardos in The Big Toddle. I had to rustle up a Robin Hood outfit in about 30 minutes (ok, so we had most of the hat and a bow and arrow thanks to Konch having been deployed on a business trip to Nottingham vaguely recently. Inspiration clearly more Men in Tights than Kevin Costner) so not just a little bit proud of myself, too. He really loved learning about where the money would be going and glowed at the thought of helping children who have had a tough start. Plus he got to show off his impressive arrow firing skills to the girls at school, who were all dressed as fairy princesses. It was gorgeous. Special mention to his friend (King) Alfie who held his hand throughout the nursery rhyme procession and acted out some awesome battle scenes with him afterwards. Also to Ida's mum for bringing the biscuits...

elf

Pablo had the starring role of elf-at-the-front-chewing-on-a-bell-off-his-shoe-instead-of-singing in his school Christmas concert 'Ralph the Reindeer' (me neither...) Costume making was a bit more fun than last year's "Biblical villager"... Thank god for old pillowcases, H&M and Dylon! The ears are his own...

After an exhausting performance, and an even more exhausting photo shoot by me, he was allowed home to open his first Christmas present - 'Farts Around the World' - from his best friend & fellow elf Edie...