Did you get any good presents?

A belated Merry Christmas, and a timely Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you had a great Christmas, and got some good loot?

We have had a fairly quiet time this year, with Elaine and I choosing to stay at home for our first Christmas as a married couple. It wasn’t quite the romantic affair we had hope for though, as our kitten Stitch thought it would be fun to try and drag the entire contents of the table onto the floor. We stopped him just before a full glass of champagne went over the edge. He then went upstairs to reek havoc, so we had to bolt our dinners so we could keep an eye on him. As soon as we poked the last bit of food down our necks, he immediately settled down on the sofa for a nap, his job as Bringer of Mayhem successfully completed for the day.

On Christmas Day, my Mum and her husband John came round at about 10.30pm for a video chat with our family in Canada. It was great to see my Aunt Jackie and Uncle Derek. I can’t remember the last time I saw my auntie, and I haven’t seen my uncle since he came to the UK 16 years ago, so it was a real treat. Hopefully, now we have the link working, we can keep in touch more regularly, though the time difference makes it a bit awkward to get everyone together at the same time.

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