That was a busy day...or busy by our standards which aren't particularly high at the best of times.
Himself went into town for a couple of last minute bits...he delivered a box of home-made choc chip biscuits to Jonny's on his way home...Jonny is always willing and pleased to help us out if we need a hand...
Then we went down to Wendy's to hand over their presents and the cottage was as chaotic as usual...Tilly rushing about getting under everyone's feet and tugging on Nancy's tail...the parrot was screeching and Caitlin was making mince pies while trying to stop the little boys from throwing grubby looking pastry they'd been playing with onto the worktop she'd just cleaned...Wendy was still asleep.
Jack sorted through the bag of presents trying his level best to guess what they were while Jamie sloped about looking mournful...Wendy emerged struggling into her jeans...Caitlin put the kettle on and made us a mug of tea...put the mince pies in the oven...told the little boys to behave or else...put the puppy outside 'cos it was going to wee and then sat down and opened her book with one eye on the clock for her pies...
I wonder if she'd come and live with us if I asked her nicely...
We went home after our cuppa and then there was a steady stream of boys coming to the door...Jack brought me a birthday card...then Alex brought a box of After Eight Mints...then a little while later Jamie turned up with a box of Roses chocolates...Nancy was coming up each time as well...I think she was probably looking to see if the cats were about...she chased Little Brother up the apple tree one day and thinks he might still be up there with his tail swishing and his hackles up...
I was going to do some sewing but remembered there was a lump of dead pig in the 'fridge that needed boiling and a trifle to be made 'cos I don't care for Christmas pudding...now the windows are steamed up from boiling the ham...not that it matters. They weren't awfully clean anyway.
The children said they're coming to see us tomorrow...hope it isn't at five o'clock in the morning...