How is everyone feeling? I don't think I need to eat again until the New Year - at least. But I know I shall reach out for the chocolate tin again this evening!
It has all gone smoothly here - which is a relief!
We went out for a Chinese meal on Christmas Eve, before going to the Midnight Mass service at Matt's school. I love going to this service. A bit of an effort to keep going, and I often think around 10.30 that perhaps I'll have an early night, but it is always worth it. Beautiful carols, and candlelight, and a time to remember what we are actually celebrating.
Then it was just the 3 of us for Christmas Day. My family and Mark's family are complicated and not all local, so to spend the big day alone avoids and issues of any "favouritism"!
The weather was glorious and we made it out for a lovely walk to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and so that Matt could use his new camera. He is having great fun with it - a GoPro. A tiny little camera which can be put on cycle helmets, strapped to your chest, held at arms length, attached to a dog ........ Amazing results for something so teeny!
Now my guests have all gone, and the bedding has been washed and changed, floors hoovered and washed and the house tidied. Mark took Matt to play golf today - again glorious sunshine, and I have enjoyed having the radio on, and some peace to potter around. I have tidied my yarn stash!!! And frogged the cowl I had started making on Christmas Eve - I think it was the stitch rather than the yarn. That is what I am hoping anyway. I shall spend some time on Ravelry this evening trying to find an alternative project for the yarn - a very soft cotton aran. Nothing has leapt out at me so far.
Now the pretty bit - photos from our walk on Christmas Day.
Matt insisted on wearing the hat from his cracker over the top of his hat. :)
The light has started to fade and the temperature dropped quickly
But still time for a game of "Pooh Sticks" and I won!
This little fellow was singing very loudly!
Almost home - this is the school Chapel where we went on Christmas Eve.
I hope you can all enjoy this week - whether you are back to work or having a break.