Christmas Eve: a Skype chat with my parents, a candlelit carol service and a glass of sherry and a piece of Christmas cake to round it all off.
(The sherry purchased with some difficulty from the local liquor store: "Chevy? Like the car?" and finally located in a dusty corner on the bottom shelf. Not a popular tipple here, then.)
|Toby helps Dad unwrap his Christmas presents.
|Look! A new book!
|Santa? Are you in there?
|Someone forgot to put ice cream on this scoop!
|Brrrmm, brrrrmmm! Toby loves trucks!
|Our Advent calendar, which featured something to add to the tree each day, and is the only one I've seen with twenty-five doors - the large star on top was our Christmas Day treat.
|Lamb is a rarity here, so lamb shanks were our treat for Christmas dinner.
|Look at me in my new hoodie!
|Look at me in my new down bodywarmer!
|Gotta have a trip to the playground even if it is Christmas Day.
|Christmas tea was cheese and crackers...
|...and more cake, of course!
|Christmas bedtime story. Will Mum or Toby fall asleep first?