Christmas eve sees the start of our Christmas traditions watching The Muppet’s Christmas Carol together.
We start Christmas morning in our big bed to do stockings together with various levels of enthusiasm!
An easy but yummy breakfast follows, croissants and yoghurt and fruit – in this case our rather lovely home-grown raspberries soaked in vodka.
A trip to church – where for the first year since we have been having a Christmas service I wasn’t able to lead the singing which was very disappointing to me – but the rest of the family did a great job. Church-On-The-Roundabout were in full joyful and rather raucous mood which was just what was wanted for Christmas celebrations.
Back home and Ruth and Martin went for a quick driving lesson!
Then our standard bucks fizz and starter of dips and veggie sticks and Pringles.
A bit of present opening – including the gorgeous old Fortnum and Mason hamper from our lovely friends – the girls already have picnic plans for the hamper in the summer.
Main course follows and we opt for easy to cook and wash up as well as tasty, so no traditional roast for us but instead garlic chicken, chips, cauliflower cheese and peas – yummy but easy.
We were too stuffed to want the chocolate cheese cake Ruth had made.
Then we wait to watch Doctor Who on the iplayer and that is pretty much our day done.