We have had a wonderful Christmas! Lots of family gatherings, entertaining, too much food and drink, and lots of lovely presents!
I finally got round to uploading some pics yesterday!
Mum stayed over Christmas eve and was with us for the present opening! It was lovely.
Here’s Nicholas waiting patiently…
And then getting stuck in…. this was a sci-fi magazine
Lucy’s presents waiting to be opened. She needed a new litter bin for her bedroom, so I filled it with little presents…
Here she is modelling her new sundress and sunglasses – for her holiday to Bali in a couple of weeks.
Mum opening a present…. that big black blob is Merlin trying to help!
And here’s DH, dressed in new clothes!
Merlin had the time of his life amongst the wrapping paper! His best present was a cuddly toy – a pheasant that makes a duck noise! He loves it!!!
My friend attached this gorgeous little bird to my present. I didn’t want to unwrap it! (It was 2 Cath Kidston mugs)
After a dog walk, we took Mum to my brothers for her to spend the rest of the day with them. Here''s my niece and her fiance.
Lucy, me and Mum at my brothers.
Lucy made toasted sandwiches for lunch, then we al went to visit MIL! We haven’t all been together for years.
When we returned home I cooked the turkey and we ate Christmas dinner about 5pm. After clearing up we watched Dr Who and Strictly Come dancing on tv, then another dog walk, more tv and bed!
Lucy writing her shifts down in her new diary!
Here’s a really bad picture of us all on Boxing Day. Maurice’s brother and family came down for dinner…. roast lamb, roast potatoes, ratatoiulle, mulled wine red cabbage carrots and brcolli. it went very well! We finished off one of my christmas puddings and a trifle for pudding!
And then on Tuesday we all went to Mum’s for dinner. it was nice because we were all there, including Nicholas and Izzy (my brothers other DD) who live away from home now.