Christmas was good. Karl and I didn’t get much sleep on Christmas Eve because of my excited fidgeting and the fact we were sleeping on one of those crappo airbed thingies on my Mum’s front room floor, and the kids (my younger brothers & sister) wouldn’t stop bickering.. but I got some great presents for which I’m incredibly grateful, and Christmas dinner was just delicious. Nothing beats my Mum’s roast potatoes, I swear.
I feel somewhat spoilt this year because Karl got my three quite ‘big’ (not size) presents — a new watch, a big book on crochet stitches and patterns and a bottle of my absolute favourite perfume (Chanel No. 5; I’ve expensive tastes). I also got a set of crochet hooks from Karl’s mum (from 0.6mm — 5.5mm) which is awesome, because I only had two before. My Mum got me a Perl book (which I asked for) and some other bits and bobs including one of those Galileo thermometer thingymajigs with the little glass blobs inside that float up or down depending on the temperature. It’s pretty and practical! Then there was my other stuff which I’m not going to mention because you’re all bored already.
The best part of Christmas was just seeing the family together this year without all of the big arguments and having to choose ‘sides’ to be on. I got to see my niece Charlotte opening presents at my Mum’s — and see her running around excited shouting “hello hello” and counting on her fingers like I’ve been teaching her. She’s one smart little kid. :) Dylan slept through most of it, heh. I think Karl would have too if he’d had chance — he looked knackered on Christmas day.
Boxing day we did the “family thing” ..going to see Karl’s Aunts/Uncles and his Nan and then going back to my Mum’s. We had a laugh, but unfortunately seemed to have developed a minor cold along the way somewhere. Oh, and I’ve got no coffee in so I’ve got to go shopping today. Heyho.. best go and make the best of the rest of 2005!