We opened our stocking and had breakfast [Liz made amazing Danish Pastries] then off to church.
This morning, all five candles were lit **
Despite the icy paths and cold weather, we had loads of visitors, and enjoyed film clips from Yogi Bear and the Muppets!
Back home to open the rest of the gifts [carefully!]
Then a splendid lunch [mostly prepared by Steph, with help from Liz and Bob]
Then Bob and I went back to church, where Jo and Bruce had been catering for those who attended the lunch there
Everyone was really enjoying themselves, and we all went into the Chapel to watch Her Majesty on the big screen
Back for coffee and mince pies – but I caught someone helping out by finishing off the bowl of trifle!
A lady from the village, who’d been to ‘Get In the Picture’ had donated all the table decorations
Thanks Jo, Bruce [and Sophie and Jessica] and Geoff for giving a lovely day to those who would otherwise be alone
**all those Advent hope/joy/love/peace cards are now assembled on a large display
Bob and I walked home [carefully] and noticed a large crack in the pavement through which water was leaking at quite a rate. I rang Severn Trent Water and a helpful chap called Robert said he would get it checked out. I sympathised with him that he had to work today, and said my husband was working too!
We played our annual family game of Cranium
Steph made some chocolate mousse. I do love having the girls home, they produce such delicious food! Then we watched Dr Who [with Katherine Jenkins]
And Bob worked on his final sermon of the year, ready for tomorrow.
No more blogging tonight – hope your day has been good too!