Top Ten Hits:
- 4 generations of family and friends (27 people) for Christmas Eve – noise, chaos, laughs, booze and enough food for an army, (contributed by members of all 4 generations).
- Not having to drive home afterwards, so being able to drink lots of fizz.
- The round of applause (and subsequent praise) for my salmon 😀 –>
- Family board games on Christmas Day and subsequently (and some outrageous cheating just to wind up DD)
- Rare verbal, rather than written, conversations via that tellingbone voice gadget thingy with my Eviller Twin and my Good Twin
- Receiving some lovely gifts, including hand-knitted socks from someone I’d never met before (made by her Mum)
- Niece persuading me to have a birthday party next year
- Nephews refusing to believe my age on aforementioned birthday (and estimating more than a decade less) and so many lovely personal compliments on Christmas Eve 😀
- Finishing Dexter’s fleece coat in time. (He loves it )
- Having turkey and all the trimmings on Christmas Day, for the first time in at least a decade, mainly because I couldn’t be bothered to make the planned Beef Wellington on the day
- Oh, and DS’ very cool socks (my sisters adhering to my Mum’s tradition of sock buying at Christmas) 😀
- Failing to finish knitting DS’ mitts in time and being a bit too pissed to care on Christmas Eve 🙁
- Not quite getting all the tidying done, so having to overcome my hangover on Christmas morning to do a bit more.
- The Christmas tree lights (and the spare set) not working and the decorations being virtually non-existent (see above) :/
- Standing outside in my PJs in the freezing cold at midnight on Christmas Day, trying to retrieve the dog, who decided to escape from the garden and go exploring
- Discovering how snappy stress and hangovers make me 🙁
- Erm…I think that’s all
Looks like, on balance, the hits far outweighed the misses, and there was food, booze, chocolate, fun and lots of lovely pressies.