Laura Ingalls Wilder said "Home is the nicest word there is" I have to say that I totally agree with her. Although I agree with most things that Laura said!
We are glad to be home again after our Christmas travels, we have unpacked, although not necessarily put away - Hubby! - and have sat and drunk a cuppa and watched the Michael Macintyre Christmas special. We are no longer boiling hot from the excessive and constant heat. I have never been so glad to be cold.
It was a good time though, and with many things to be thankful for. Several new books received, some chocolates and a new pair of earrings. Oh, and it seems that I really need a book about Norwegian log stacking. Really. I know. Weird huh, but you would want it too if you read it. Tomorrow I will be ordering my own copy. I also received The Ladybird Book of Mindfullness...... Not sure that I am very good at mindful. Or that this book will help. It is hilarious though and laughter is always a good thing isn't it!!!
Mango liqueur was drunk, and a few other things too. My only dilemma, what to do with two boxes of sugared almonds. We don't like sugared almonds. I bet they will like them at work though!
The last Downton Abbey has been watched - cannot reveal anything, but I can recommend it. We also watched the Call The Midwife Christmas special. Definitely one to catch if you didn't see it, but you will need a box, or a crate, of tissues. And a glass of something. And probably a box of chocolates.
Two Christmas quizzes completed. One question based that I wrote and gave out prizes for. The other a picture quiz which I won, but have realised that I didn't get a prize for. I did give myself a prize of a chocolate gruffalo for my quiz though so all is well!
I will leave you with some pictures of our Christmas.
The tree and parcels.
Table all set for dinner. Laid by me. Correctly laid.... I will explain all another time.
The Lord of the Manor - above - and Her Ladyship - below - enjoying their Christmas Day snoozes! Opening presents is so exhausting you know.
I hope that you have all had a good time too!
I am off now to catch up with your blogs - I have been sans internet for four days now!! Talk about withdrawal symptoms...
Happy Christmas and New Year!
p.s. we did have a good Christmas, but I am glad to be home. I will be even gladder come Monday next week - a whole week away! - when life returns to normal!!
p.p.s. I am not really miserable, just need some peace!