Well. here we are December 28th and Christmas is but a memory. All that food preparation and cooking, present buying, tree decorating, card writing etc and it's all gone in a flash. Why do we do it?Because we like it! Fortunately for Plum and I, we didn't have to do the entertaining this year as we usually do because we were invited out by Jay and Fraser and Terry and Yvonne. That was really appreciated because we both had the 'flu/ cold that is going around, Plum worse than me (as I write this she is coughing, shame).
Christmas Eve we went to Jay's as it was Izzie's first Christmas. She had so many presents they spilled out from the spare room across the landing to the stairs. it took J & F 4 hours to unwrap them all!! One of the pressies we gave her was a Christmas quilt, hand made by her great aunt Plum. (See picture) so it would always be a memory of her first Christmas as it has a label on the back which is a picture of us all dressed in red.
Christmas Day dawned and after opening a mountain of presents for both us and Molly, she was more keen on tearing the wrapping than the actual pressies, we went off to Terry and Yvonne's for a lovely home cooked Christmas lunch, played a game of Articulate (boys v girls, boys won, naturally) and then made our merry way home again.
Boxing Day we were too sick to do anything but start our new 1000 piece jigsaw called Dad's Potting shed which Sarah kindly bought us which, when it is finished will take pride of place on the wall of our shed.
Yesterday, feeling better, I planned to go down the plot to pick some leeks. However, when I got into Plum's car and put on the seat belt, the mechanism broke and I was trapped in the seat unable to escape! Eventually I managed to extricate myself after a good hour. Plum thought I was at the plot so no one looked for me. I have to get a new belt as soon as our garage re opens. (Plum says!!)
Today, we are off to Terry and Yvonne's again for lunch with Paul ,Vicki, Jay, Fraser and Izzy who we call number 9 as she is the ninth member of the family to sit down to meals now.
Molly has enjoyed her Christmas too especially the microchipped mouse that squeaks when it moves. She has tossed it up and down the stairs and we can hear her still playing into the early hours. She has also learned how to ting the tiny silver bell on the Christmas tree.
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