|Ben with Airfix plane from Jules and|
Christmas Day 2012
Ben and Emily slept surprisingly late this morning but they didn't waste any time before they were into opening their stocking presents,
|Ben favourite Lego - Star Wars from|
Granny and Grandpa
|Emily opening Rummy-O from Mummy and|
after which we enjoyed our traditional scrabbled eggs, smoked salmon and champagne breakfast.
Emily couldn’t wait to try out her new bike so after breakfast we went over to their school, which is just opposite their house, where she could ride around the playground.
|Emily on her new bike|
|She's just tried out her new bike lock|
Late morning Suzy and Paul arrived with Natasha’s grandmother, Joan as did Natasha’s sisters, Tamara and Juanita and their husbands and children. Their was a total of 13 adults and 4 children for Christmas dinner! Juanita’s children spent Christmas day with their father.
Suzy arrived with table decorations that looked beautiful when she had finished.
|Suzy adding her very artistic touch to the table|
|Chocolate bon-bons - the final touch on the olive trees|
|Darth Vader battles with Suzy and|
Steve and Natasha’s recently completed extension and renovation was such a wonderful space for us all to spend Christmas.
|Tamara, Paul, Ruby and Lily|
|Suzy and Emily - Emily wearing the dress I made her for|
|Steve preparing the turkey for the BBQ - whilst Alan makes|
|What a spread!|
|Waiting patiently to start a wonderful meal|
and we had huge prawns, honey glazed ham, studded with cloves, and some delicious salads prepared by Natasha’s sisters. Paul, Natasha’s father, traditionally makes the Christmas pudding and brandy custard that as usual was very scrummy
|Jules and Steve|
What a wonderful Christmas Day – Thank-you Steve and Natasha.