My family visited today, a long day, but a good one. Started with me getting up at 6.00am to cook the turkey, including the tiles behind the cooker crashing to the ground around 8.00am!! We’ll be getting the housing repairs team out to look at that. The turkey was cooked to perfection, the gravy was gorgeous, everyone ate their fill, with christmas pudding for afters or trifle and it was wonderful. It was great to see my parents and grandmother; gran loved the family history which has been such a secret for so long, and her family tree! Mom and Dad liked their presents too, i think, and i had lots and lots of seeds (including some really unusual cool varieties – a post about that will be coming up in the next few weeks, i hope, about my plans for 2008’s garden), some great books (Robert Harris’s Ghost, Nigel Slater’s Toast) and a DVD (Harry Potter IV!) and Michiel had some great books too (Confessor, by Terry Goodkind, which i have stolen from him, Richard Hammond’s biography) and a couple of great DVDs – Pirates of the Carribbean III, Long Way down, so we’re looking forward to seeing those.

Apart from the tiles, the only other bad thing was when we returned to the flat after waving the parents off – Jess had stolen the turkey leftovers, pulled it onto the floor and made a mess!!! She was in the doghouse for about half an hour afterwards, although we did forgive her. She had her bone taken off her, and she won’t get the special dinner we were planning to do her (save it for new year instead).

and now, with a house full of food, two extremely tired people (Michiel only got 3.5 hours sleep last night) .. i’m going to spend the next few days doing precisely nothing. Well. not nothing, but reading books, watching DVDs, and mooching around, doing very little. Until i feel rested, better, and bored out of my mind. probably in about a week, i think. LOL.  Certainly we’ve both decided that come the new year, we’re going to make concerted efforts to get into shape, there’s the garden to sort out and make more of next year, and some other aims too. Fee Fi Fo Fum.. i smell a new year’s resolution coming on!! but that’s a post for next time, i think…