We didn't have many presents this year... normally we don't 'do' Christmas that much, although Gill always puts a tree up and a few decorations. We've used the same 1960s artificial tree that belonged to Gill's mother since we met and started living together... apart from this year as I obtained a real tree with roots, very cheaply. However, back to the presents. I got 3 pairs of thick socks (excellent present) and a bar of chocolate and a wordy dice game called Alphabet Soup. The boys got calendars and books. Gill got a cheque from her sister. And that was about it.
In the afternoon we all went out in the garden and I did a lot of tidying and composting. Really enjoyed being outside.
We didn't do any special food... the tomato soup I made last night was much appreciated, and Gill did some potatoes to go with it.
I had a couple of good telephone conversations, including one with my Aunty Lizzie who has managed to move house and is now living close to cousin Bob in Beccles.