Thought you might like to have a sneaky peak.
There was a 7th Birthday party for my niece Mia who has a Boxing Day Birthday.
Christmas Eve was our main day to celebrate as we were all here on that day. We had a long lunch with everyone together – turkey, pork and all the trimmings. It was a big effort for me, but worth every moment to have everyone sit and enjoy a meal together in my home.
After lunch we went down to the pub to see Santa arrive on his pony and give the kids lollies and have a ride on his carriage. We then trotted up the hill to Mass and eventually get soaking wet as we walked home in the rain.
Christmas Day was a much slower (and colder) affair. Present opening in the morning…
And then much lazing around watching kids do many a concert…
A very different kind of Christmas Day lunch – sausages for the kids…
And a 2.30pm brunch for the adults of corn fritters, haloumi, salmon and more champagne of course!
And my Kransekake!
The weather set in with rain, mist and drizzle and when it got below 10 degrees we whacked that fire on!
And spent the rest of the time doing things very slowly indeed.
It’s been wonderful, and exhausting, and noisy and messy and very special indeed. I hope you’ve all had a good Christmas? I’m looking ahead to some quiet days of take away and sunshine some time at the beach and doing nothing much at all.
Sounds pretty good indeed.