Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year!

I feel like I've been MIA over Christmas but all is good.

We had a lovely Christmas dinner where we suitably stuffed ourselves.  We being hubby and me plus our two sons and their wives.  We were joined in the evening by our daughter and her wife so we were all together for at least part of the day which was lovely.

It was quite a leisurely day once dinner was cooked.  (Hubby and I nearly came to blows when getting to the dishing up phase - my kitchen is small, work surface is limited and too many cooks....I'm sure you are getting the picture lol)

We took time opening presents, playing games and just relaxing.

Dinner time

My favourite present
I received lots of nice things, including a SATNAV so I won't get lost anymore.  I actually don't tend to get lost but navigating new routes is a lot easier with a SATNAV but I'll always have a map book in the car in case!  My favourite present though has to be the pyjama trousers above.  My crafty DIL made everyone a pair and what's special about them is that the material (specially printed and shipped from America) relates to our honeymoon destinations.  Hubby and mine have Austria on them, our daughter's have Hawaii, the youngest son has Vermont and the other son has Thailand.  They are super comfy and so unique.  I love presents that have been thought about and especially those made with love.

On Boxing Day we visited hubby's sister, along with most of the family.  A much noisier, crowded gathering but it was lovely to see everyone, especially our four French nephews who were all home for Christmas from their far flung destinations.  (2 from South America, 1 from California and 1 from Germany.)  My sister-in-law was very happy to have them all together for the first time in a long while.)

We were welcome to stay over but that would probably have meant sleeping on the floor so we opted to make our way home, just as the karaoke was starting and things would probably have got a bit rowdy.

On Wednesday I took my son and 2 DILs over to see our daughter's new home and we had lunch and played more games.  It was nice to have our eldest son and his wife here for an extended visit but they went home on Thursday to spend a second Christmas with her family.

I suspect next year we will be on our own but all being well we will have a Grandson to spoil.  

The last couple of days have been quiet at home - Hubby and our son were back at work so my DIL and I had the house to ourselves.  Tonight Hubby and I will celebrate New Year as we usually do, at home with a glass (or more!) of wine and "Jools Holland's Hootenanny" 

I hope you all have a good night, however you are celebrating, and that 2017 will be a good one.

Happy New Year.

Note to self - don't buy glittery Christmas crackers next year - the glitter gets EVERYWHERE! LOL


  1. How cool those pj's are! Such a thoughtful and wonderful gift. I will be home celebrating tonight with two teen granddaughters. Happy New Year!

  2. LOL at the glitter comment! Lesson learned. Love your PJ bottoms! I couldn't go anywhere without my Magellan GPS navigator. We rely on them so much. Good to get your news and happy you had everyone together, at least for a little while at Christmas!

  3. Happy, Happy New Year, Wendy...many happy wishes for a blessed one, friend.

  4. It sounds like a perfect Christmas.
    Happy New Year!


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