Sunday, 9 December 2012

Vizor Christmas - part one

After a weekend away to start the Christmas shopping last weekend, which included a trip to the Good Food Show, our year of sport has continued, almost to the very end of the year.  We have one more home game for our local team left before the New Year fixtures but this weekend we passed up the chance of home football to watch tennis.

We travelled to London to watch the Statoil Tennis Masters at the Royal Albert Hall.  It is great to see the tennis legends of years past (and some more recent) still playing the game they love and inspiring us all to play more sport.

Jacob at the Royal Albert Hall
We watched Moya against Santoro and then Bates against Forget.  The singles matches were very good, but the highlight of the afternoon was the doubles exhibition match with Mansour Bahrami & Andrew Castle against Peter McNamara and Wayne Ferraira.  The skill at making tennis look so easy has to be marvelled at.

We took time in London to do a bit of Christmas shopping and popped into Harrods for the all essential chocolate fix.  We have been inspired by their outdoor lighting and wondered if we can rival this next year....

Christmas lights at Harrods
We have celebrated Christmas dinner with part of the family this weekend as we will not all be in the same place at Christmas this year.  We had a lovely time all getting together and we even had present opening, even if they were late birthday presents for my nephew.

Vizor Christmas table
Josh made place cards which concealed a chocolate for each of us inside the pyramid and they can be seen at the very front of the picture above.

The Bible passage for this week is about prayer:

When you pray, 
don’t talk on and on
 as people do who don’t know God. 
They think God likes to hear long prayers. 
Matthew 6:7

Our prayer as a family this week is for those facing Christmas without the usual glee.  We pray that whatever the reason for dreading Christmas, they may find the true meaning of Christmas this year; that God so loved the world, that he sent his only Son to save us.

With God's blessings from my family to yours,

Jo x