Today was all about celebrating (last) Christmas where we would have got together under normal circumstances, but didn’t, because of you-know-what!
Ann planned a full Christmas Dinner and we invited Jo and Janet up to help us celebrate! 😁
But before all that, there was the small matter of getting Nicki to ‘officially’ open the ‘The Ship Room’ that we’d recently had decorated…
We spent the next hour-or-so catching up with all Nicki’s news and then we slipped into ‘festive mode’! 🎅
Lovely gifts Nicki, thank-you! 😍😍. A bottle of Raspberry Gin and a Red for me, plus a trio of cookbooks for Ann, entitled ‘A Pinch of Nom‘.
Next, our daily walk…
…where we took Nicki on a tour of Seagrave Manor, one of the nearby new developments. Plenty of houses already built, with plenty of room for thousands more! 😕
Then it was time to start preparing for Christmas Dinner later. With five hungry mouths to feed, it was good job there was three of us on the prep! 👍😁
In the evening, Jo and Janet joined us for what was to be our belated Christmas Dinner on the patio – but the dull weather and reduced temperature put a stop to that! Instead, we reverted to the Dining Room…
A fantastic evening followed! 😁 Great food, great friends – and a great big pile of washing-up! 😉. We crashed out just before 10.45pm… that’s a very late one for us these days! 🥱🥱🥱🥱🥱
A very lazy morning followed! To being with, after last night’s feast, a (very) light breakfast was the order of the day! Ann and Nicki made plans for their trip to Ragdale Hall later this year – and then it was time to say our goodbyes just after 10.