The countdown to Christmas has begun and there's so much excitement in the air. The shop elves have been busy sending Christmas parcels and gifts to be wrapped to people all over the globe. Home is already in full festive spirit with the advent hung and full of surprises, mince pies in the making and Christmas cards a colouring.
Now with the afternoons feeling a little grey here in London we've taken to playing some silly indoor games. We've been scribbling down our own silly version of charades with a little festive theme. The kids have loved it so much we wanted to share it and have created it as a printable for everyone to play.
There's something quite nostalgic about charades. Or is it just me? I remember watching the grown ups play when I was a child and they'd all have fits of laughter. We'd play too, making teams if the cousins were all around. I remember how the big cousins were so clever and quick I thought they must be mind readers (or perhaps they cheated) !
images: Grace Kelly playing charades aboard the SS Constitution
Photographed by Howell Conant for Life Magazine