I realise it’s been a while since I posted, but what can I say, sometimes it’s nice to let one’s life interfere with one’s blogging habits.
Anyway, Christmas was at my house, and it was brilliant. We ate lots, and watched each other unwrap some great presents. My nephew was a bundle of fun, and we all totally spoiled him rotten. I bought him a Manchester United strip (amongst lots of other goodies), with his name on the back of it, which he loved, and had to wear immediately. My brother wasn’t as pleased, seeing as he’s actually an Arsenal fan, and has been trying to brainwash my nephew into the cult since he was born. Fat chance of that, seeing as I’ll be taking him to a game at Old Trafford as soon as I think he can handle sitting for 90 minutes without getting fidgety.
I received lots of money for books, DVDs, perfumes, CDs hats, and of course the 50in plasma screen TV that I impulsively bought as a joint present for myself and TTG. TTG loves it, and it came in very handy for the Michael Jackson game, which my sister devised using Powerpoint. Trust me, it really was brilliant. I believe she tried out the quiz on her pupils on the last day of school, as a tester.
We also played Trivial Pursuit till 3am on Boxing Day morning, and I once again confirmed my status as the genius of the family.
My brother and my SIL and my nephew were staying the night anyway, but we got some stragglers who slept in the spare guest rooms, due to the lateness of the hour.
On Boxing day, we were all woken fairly earlish by my excitable nephew who insisted on a sword fight with all of us. I think he’s been watching too much Dogtanian and The Muskehounds. He now knows the phrase “On guard!”, and “Vanquished” is a new word in his vocabulary. I think he takes after me in the genius department.
After the sword fights, his parents took him to watch a pantomime. Cinderella I believe.
With everybody gone by midday, I was able to at last sit in peace and quiet and attempt to read Julia Spencer Fleming’s All Mortal Flesh.
Later on, TTG and I had some guests over, they weren’t here very long and left by 8pm, so back to my book I went.
It’s been a wonderful Christmas, and I was reminded once again, how lucky I am to have people in my life that I cherish so much.
So, what did you guys get up to, and what was your favourite present from dear old Santa?