Where did the last ten days go?
Youngest’s birthday party and her annual god/grandparents’ birthday lunch.
The One Show featured Malmesbury but made a ridiculous meal of it and the school carol service was excellent despite a delayed start so the choir could sing for 2 seconds on the aforementioned show.
A Strictly Final supper party back to back with an evening drinks party - both thrown by friends in the village - were a treat.
Family lunch for thirteen with presents and tea, back to back with a drinks party with neighbours, was hectic but fun (yule log and gingerbread house courtesy of Eldest).
Christmas Eve brought final preparations while hosting in-laws, then the day itself: a packed church, champagne with more neighbours, lunch cooked by Husband (except bread sauce, cranberry sauce, Christmas pudding and brandy butter which I made in advance) and Dr. Who (in-laws took time out as they hadn't liked it last time they were here for Christmas) and lastly an evening of girly TV (Strictly, Call the Midwife and Downton in case you were in doubt).
Today there is a lull before we drive to London to see my parents and join another family lunch party, this time to celebrate Babybrother’s fiftieth birthday, and a trip to The Hobbit.
After all that I plan a very quiet new year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and thank-you for reading!