Sarah and Kat are ensconced on the sofa drinking mulled wine and watching Goggle Box. Rick is asleep under the table. I am attempting to boil a ham that is too big for the pan. Our Christmas has begun.
Sarah arrived safe and sound complete with luggage yesterday evening. There was probably less congestion on the motorway than any other day, partly thanks to the temporary removal of all road works. She was awake in the early hours so she accompanied Paul to the supermarket to do the Christmas shopping. I made them a list but they mainly ignored it.
I escaped the shopping hell and took Rick for his morning walk. It was still dark and the Christmas lights in the neighbourhood were magical. They seem very tasteful this year, white lights twinkling in the trees and bushes, not a plastic inflated Santa in sight. We had the roads and park to ourselves so Rick was perfectly behaved. We crossed the park and were about to cross the road when a posse of joggers suddenly appeared in their psychedelic lycra pounding along pavement towards us. Panic! I held Rick’s lead tightly waiting for him to go berserk but miraculously he was more interested in sniffing a bush and completely ignored the joggers. As we walked away I noticed a cat on the other side of the bush. Rick loves puss cats.
Rick has now come out from underneath the table and is stretched out on Sarah’s lap. Sarah’s eyes are closing; she’s fighting the jet lag.
I am very happy your lovely daughters are home with you for the holidays. Sue I want to wish you, Paul, Sarah and Kat a wonderful Christmas. Also to Rick of course!ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria xxx
Thank you Maria. A Happy Christmas to you xxxDelete
It's magical when our kids come home isn't it1 Have a merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
It's very special isn't it? Hope you have a lovely Christmas with your daughter.Delete
Aww, Rick and Sarah are so sweet together! Merry Christmas!ReplyDelete
Merry Christmas Jennifer. Enjoy the long break!Delete
Lovely to know Sarah is home and you are all back together again. Have a wonderful time xxxReplyDelete
Thank you Rachel. I hope you have a good (and merry) Christmas.Delete
I also find that sniffing a bush is more pleasurable than barking at lycra-clad joggers.ReplyDelete
Happy to hear that Sarah arrived safely from Oz once again.
Me too! Happy Christmas Mr Pudding.Delete
Lovely photo. Good that you have all your family with you. Have a very Merry Christmas.ReplyDelete
Thank you Susan. Happy Christmas!Delete
There are a lot more outside lights I noticed this year when I was out in the dark. Mr Him boiled a ham yesterday then maple syrup roasted it.ReplyDelete
The houses look really pretty this year and I love looking at the Christmas trees twinkling inside when it's dark.Delete
Rick here there and everywhere. Could be a new title. Happy Christmas, I'm looking after everything here for you. Cro xReplyDelete
Thank you! Hopefully it will be Rick in France soon.Delete
Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2018.ReplyDelete
Happy Christmas Coppa's girl!Delete
Just about to finish the last of a lt bottle of Croft Original. Liquid treat that is unavailable to buy locally so gains in it's simple pleasure.ReplyDelete
All the very best to you and your family. Thanks for the enjoyable reading on an almost daily basis!
Happy Christmas and enjoy that sherry!Delete
Can't remember whether I said Happy Christmas or not but it can't be said too many times so Happy Christmas to you and your family and to Rick of course!ReplyDelete
Happy Christmas! (Rick seems to be enjoying his first English Christmas)Delete