Christmas Eve: Everybody arrived, all the presents are under the tree (next year, we will have to hide them away, again). Weather miserable. We all set off to Kettering to play in our annual Christmas Tenpin Bowling competition. Nan stays at home with Lucas, not sure who was looking after who? The bowling was good, but I again would personally had at least 10 more strikes if I hadn’t been barracked by that bunch of irreverent yobs called the Palmers! We got back home at around midnight and went to bed waiting for Santa to arrive.
Christmas Day: Everyone up quite late (8.30am). Breakfast, then everyone took up their positions ready to receive their gifts from the Postman (Sarah). We all did very well this year, the pile of parcels seemed the highest ever. Lucas enjoyed playing in the boxes, no doubt next year he will be a postman. Christmas Lunch was lovely (Cooked by Sue’s fair hands) and so was Christmas Tea. We all watched a DVD on the big screen in the evening, and all except Jamie and Suray had an early bedtime.
Boxing Day: Again, we all got up latish. Zoomed off to Peterborough for an afternoon’s greyhound racing. We hada lovely (though not profitable) time, eating, drinking and losing bets. WQe even saw Santa and he came over to have a chat about how mean Bookies are, we agreed with him. As we were about to leave, Suraj gave Lucas a little bounce up and down at the wrong moment, and Lucas contibuted to the floor decorations. We left a little later than usual. In the evening we watched another DVD (about a French rat that could cook, I thought all French cooks were rats!).