This year Christmas has been a somewhat strange and difficult time for me but it has also been delightful, as strange and difficult things often turn out to be. I missed the children a bundle when they left half-way through to go to their father’s but then I admit I haven’t missed dealing with over-tired children on Boxing Day. Christmas has been more organic this year, more spontaneous – friends folded in with family across the events and small nice things happened unexpectedly.
I took a punt on things this Christmas, including recipes, and it all turned out a success.
Cormac and his baby cousin with the cat.
Cormac being taught to play Gainsbourg by a French friend.
The Dark by Lemony Snicket.
Christmas Eve game of monopoly.
Pre-Christmas dinner party with friends at my house.
Making Old Cubans on Christmas night. Man, I make a good cocktail, you can give me that.