Well we have had no more snow today, but the ground is still white and the day was still decidedly chilly! Our Christmas Tree, lights and decorations were from Homebase and were a £10 'Christmas in a bag'. Quite the buy we thought and not bad for a tenner! We have had a lovely day sharing the Christmas joy with Sam and his two mates Brad (second from the right) and Luke (on the far right).
We started our day with Christmas Carols playing, drinking a glass of buck's fizz (champagne and orange juice) and croissants, jam and cream to eat for breakfast. The yummy, yummy devon clotted cream! So the the same start to the the day (with the twist of devon clotted cream) we have in Australia. We opened our presents, the first and most important being the Santa hat for my love from Sam. Sam was a bit dissappointed that he did not remember to bring the 'real' Santa hat from Australia, but Santa had to settle for one that Sam searched high and low to find in London.
After opening our gifts we sat around for a while and all made some phone calls to Australia. It was great to talk to my beautiful Mum! Richard cooked lunch, with a little bit of help from me - well all I did was make the cointreau butter to go with the pudding, but it was delicious! I also was able to speak to both Adrian and Ash absolute bonus! They were with Cheryl's girls, so life for our kids was back to their early years in some little way! I added the next photo so you can see my darling husband busily cooking in our tiny kitchen, the turkey on the bench and the snow in the woods across the road!
A few minutes later and our lunch is on the table, but poor Richard is looking a bit stressed! He was worried it would get cold, but I have to tell you that it was THE most delicious meal! The first time I have ever had homemade cranberry sauce - how good was that - extremely!
This afternoon has been spent with full bellies watching Terry Pratchett movies on TV. First 'The Colour of Magic' and now in the evening 'Going Postal'. Have to love Pratchett!