Awww, for how many more years can we hang onto him looking this angelic (if a little "shaggy dog" in the hair department!)
Then it's out for dinner. A relief for me from all the cooking to come!
Can't stay out too late though! There's essential jobs to be done at home if the man in red is to visit...
Ahh, this is the best bit, pjs on in front of the fire, snuggling under the eidy, tin of Quality Street out, everything to look forward to the next day!
We are incredibly lucky with the Munchkin in that he is not a child who starts jumping up and down at some horrendous hour half way through the night but waits for us to get up at a sensible time for the festivities to begin on Christmas Day. And the reward for this good behaviour?!
Ah yes, Father Christmas has not disappointed! Jacky-Ginge is wondering what on earth is going on and why he's being made to wear a stupid red bow? He's enjoying having so many people sitting down and having a choice of laps on which to station himself, however.
Seems other gifts were well received, too!
Even if the Munchkin did think it was a cat, not a fox!
Yum yum, all that present opening is hard work...
So, that was Christmas, over in a flash, all to quickly, as usual. We've finally been able to get together with family, despite most of us being at various stages of the dreaded cold bug and it was a joy to see homemade gifts being appreciated as they found new homes...
Me? Well I did rather well in the gifts department, too. The eagle eyed amongst you (my sister!) will recognise this gorgeous vintage crazy patchwork throw from my Bridport post. A certain someone managed to slip back and wrap it up for me for Christmas Day. Jacky approves!
I also received this gorgeous Orla radio which I wanted for my "new" quilting room upstairs.
However, it seems I have competition for the lovely big table in my quilting room. Ohhh, the Munchkin has been busy since Christmas Day!
All aboard the Hornby express!
You can visit the shops (or the farm!)
Whoosh! There goes Clan Line!
Clan Line is hauling The Orient Express (as in real life) complete with Pullman coaches. Want a ride? Your table awaits with its working lamp!
Yes indeedy, there is one happy chap. The Munchkin? No, his Dad, of course!
Now my friends, New Year awaits us so we wave goodbye to you for a while and indeed to 2010. It has, as they say, been a very good year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!