We survived Christmas but I don’t think my waistline has. It’s a time of constant eating and drinking which continues past Christmas and until the holidays have finished. Our family had its Christmas celebration on Chistmas Eve so JJ got most of his presents then. He then had Santa’s visit to look forward to Christmas morning.
Christmas day was pretty low key. My sister, myself and dad went to my cousin’s place to join them for their Christmas drinks etc in the afternoon. I only popped in for a little while and another of my cousins was there who I haven’t seen for a while. We exchanged mobile numbers – and made promises to catch up. From past history, it will be up to me to instigate a catchup but I always enjoy seeing him.
I also took Monty but had to lock her in the tennis court enclosure because a kid turned up who is autistic and has an absolute fear of dogs. I know no amount of coaxing or reasoning with him to say that Monty is ok would do any good so I put her in the tennis court where she just whined and whined until we left an hour later.
I then went to a good friend’s house and had Christmas night with them. It was really relaxing and good fun and we relaxed on Boxing Day too, before I drove home. I was greeted yesterday morning with a flat tyre which ended up being replaced with a brand new tyre, an expense I was not expecting.
Now we have a few relaxing days around home before I have to go back to work next week.