Jon's brother Mike joined in
Hugh, not so much! ;o)
After singing and before eating, I decided I would like a couple of group photos. Taking part with Journal Your Christmas this year had made me realise that I tend to take photos of present opening and then forget the rest of the day. This year I decided it would be different.
Emily, me, Hugh, Jon and Claire
Mum and Dad with the "children"
The table was brought into the lounge for Christmas because the area that the previous people used as a dining area is now my craft area/dog area. We all managed to get round the table, which was the main thing.
I stood on the stairs to take this photo ;o)
Somehow we ended up with a mens side
Lunch was delicious and, yes, the turkey was cooked outside on the Weber again this year. Again, by the end of the meal everyone was almost too full for pudding but we did manage to eat a little bit.
It was a fun meal with lots of chat and banter. Hugh was in top form and had us all laughing. Even the jokes in the crackers were amusing this year (and different to the ones we've normally had!).
After the meal I took Mike home and dropped Claire off at her boyfriend's house before going back to pick up Mum, Dad and Emily to go to my brother Iain's house. We had coffee and exchanged presents once again but I forgot to take my camera!