After the last few more-than-a-little-hectic weeks, I am now in beautifully snowy Norfolk with the family for the Christmas period with nothing to do but potter around the kitchen, pick programmes from the Christmas Radio Times, help decorate the Christmas tree (Mum and Dad always save it for my sister S and I to do) and other such enjoyable, but non-taxing, activities. Oh and sleep. The last few weeks have been fun, but there just wasn't enough time in the day to go to work, do present shopping, attend office Christmas parties or drinks with friends and still get the full eight hours. I am looking forward to a week of just relaxing and being with loved ones, which was started off very nicely by a short visit to M's family home in Northamptonshire yesterday, before heading over to Norfolk today, where we played with the dogs in the snow, took photos of the bare winter trees, cooked a delicious supper, drank bubbly and sat by a log fire.
Good, wholesome fun and not a crazed Oxford Street shopper in sight.