Christmas Day begins, when everyone has surfaced, with opening of Santa’s presents.
Ever since Flo herself was a baby, Jackie made her a Christmas fairy dress each year of her childhood.
Today was Ellie’s first. Flo carried her around, then placed her in my former counselling chair
in my former counselling chair.
Her parents then helped her
open her stocking presents.
One gift from my Santa haul was New Forest 222, “The guidebook that covers every square mile of the New Forest”. I, and Mrs Claus were both surprised when I opened the book at random and found an acknowledgement of information from https://derrickjknight.com/2013/02/27/why-did-the-chicken-cross-the-road/ This had been provided by Alan in his comment concerning the cattle trough.
After watching The King’s Speech we opened our main presents.
Jackie was delighted by her representation of Nugget and trowel on a back support cushion given by Flo and Dillon;
our grandson-in-law enjoyed the flat caps we gave him.
When all the giving seemed to be over, I was led to my desk where I was given a blanket draping a mid-Victorian swivel captain’s chair from Dillon, Flo, and Jackie combined. Becky made the photograph of me in situ.
Later Becky, Flo, and Dillon all sported their Christmas socks while watching cartoons.
Somehow, Jackie produced a splendid roast Turkey dinner with all the trimmings, timed to perfection. Afterwards we enjoyed excellent Christmas pudding with Ambrosia custard. I don’t have the time or inclination after my share of the Prosecco, to itemise every item, so readers will need to study
this image featuring Flo, Ellie, Dillon, and Becky if they would appreciate any more detail.