Well that’s Christmas done for another year. The manservant and I did not slouch around the house feeling sorry for ourselves (well, that bit would really only apply to me as we could visit his parents over in the west if he wanted to…..)
We spent Christmas Eve with friends, 7 year old twins, an adorable 3 year old, a couple of dogs, a cat, a lot of food and liberal doses of passionfruit mimosas.
Then on Christmas Day nine of us got together at another friend’s house where we shared heapings of good food, a lot of laughs and more than a few delectable pomegranate liqueur-champagne cocktails.
Meanwhile on the other side of the world …..
My kids – the Economist & his girlfriend and the Princess & her boyfriend spent Christmas Eve with the Locksmith and his wife who cooked up a feast: and then on Christmas Day they went off to the “in-law” families. The Princess has basically been adopted by Nick the Greek’s family and the Economist was taken home by his girlfriend to meet her parents for the first time!
My siblings spent Christmas Day at mum’s house and they managed to get dad home for Christmas which was wonderful. Jane took this shot of him with a couple of things I’d sent him – the shirt and the cap. The cap is soooooo soft but Jane says it is too big . He looks so much better than he did on his 80th birthday.
My mother said she laughed when she opened her gift to find *four* tote bags – hopefully at least one of them will work with the walker. Apparently I’d hidden the beads in a bag as she only found them today!
Back to work tomorrow – I wonder how many of my business clothes have elastic waists…..