Many people saw their Christmas plans scuppered this year thanks to the dreadful plague. We were meant to be in the Highlands today but had to cancel our trip last week.
It hasn’t all been bad though. Christmas arrived on Christmas Eve this year with snow in Aberdeen and also a Brexit deal at last. The whole country heaved a sigh of relief yesterday afternoon with the announcement of a trade deal with the EU. Even Daniel was relieved. The thought of us leaving the EU without a deal and what that might mean for food supplies and goodness knows what else was a cause for concern.
Today we spent Christmas at home with a friend, who, as an adult living alone with a child, we’ve formed an extended household with. So it’s not a bubble but rather one extended household. This is permitted to reduce isolation for people who live alone.
The day started with presents. I got the book I’ve been wanting. It’s the final book in the Last Kingdom series. There are 13 books in the series and I’ve read them all except this one.
Elizabeth was also very excited about one of the books she got.
And Daniel too.
Ben was also pretty happy about his book.
We had a huge 100% vegan lunch.
After lunch was a walk in the park and Ben and I got to show off our matching jumpers.
Elizabeth modelling her new tartan leggings.
And a new skirt.
As we do every year we poured whisky over the pudding and set it on fire.
Merry Christmas everyone!