Merry Christmas all! Sorry this is a little late, but I've been far too busy enjoying myself and eating my weight in food. I've had chocolate and sweets for breakfast the past three days, and I can't see this new habit changing until January 1st.
I think Dylan's face in the below photo says it all; exhaustion, food coma, and a bit overwhelmed by it all.
As we lost my Grandfather last year, my Nanny came to stay with us for Christmas, and it was a little strange with it just being the five of us. Last year we all went to my Aunty's for Christmas day so there was a big crowd of us, so it was weird having such a small Christmas this year, but also kind of nice. It meant no rushing around, no driving, and no fighting over who gets the most pigs in blankets (sausages wrapped in bacon) as there were plenty for all of us.
I was working until lunchtime on Christmas eve, so I got home and had a little rest before we all went to church. On Christmas morning we all had a nice lie-in, then everyone went into mum and dad's room to open stockings (even Dylan joined us on the bed, which was a total treat for him as he isn't usually allowed upstairs!).
After stockings we had croissants and bucksfizz for breakfast, then it was time to get up and dressed (we're not the type of people to spend Christmas day in our PJs). Finally we gathered in the living room and opened our presents while listening to Christmas songs and carols from kings. I was absolutely thrilled to receive so many lovely gifts, including the underwater camera I've been lusting after since my other one broke when I was in Cuba in May!
After presents was lunch, where we drank a bottle of our Peppermint Grove SSB from The Growers. I got it when I was in Margaret River back in February, and it's insanely good. The afternoon was spent walking Dylan, and then Boxing Day was a day of leftover Christmas lunch, films, and a drink in the pub after another walk (where I found some Holly with berries on - how festive!).
Today we took my Nanny home and spent a day at the seaside. We had lunch at the Bluebird cafe (they do the best fish and chips), and then Dylan had great fun jumping in and out of the waves on the beach!
Now we're at home settling down to watch films in front of the fire. Bliss.
How was your Christmas? Did you get anything nice?
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