how was your Christmas? Ours was familiar in the routine and that suits us just fine. On Christmas eve I loved the moments before our family guests arrived for the traditional buffet supper. Though I will admit to not feeling particularly festive myself this year, it was a pleasant evening none the less.
On Christmas morning I saw a pair of sweet Blackbirds enjoying my bird bath. This really made me smile, especially as it was a gift for my birthday in June, and up until now I had never seen a bird go near it, not even for a drink.
A little later I went for a walk with eldest and the sun shone occasionally through the scudding clouds. Back home my Christmas Tulips on the kitchen windowsill caught my eye.
We all enjoyed lunch at my sister and brother in laws. They managed a wonderful dinner for 17 people. I always think how lucky are we that they are willing to do this, and how lucky my boys are to have a big family Christmas'es, something I didn't have as a child.
After much eating and present exchanging a few of us got some fresh air. Just a little stroll around the village where there were some great, original and even amusing window displays in the independent shops. Precious, happy family times.