Christmas At Downton

Soon after the rest of us had dined on Christmas Eve, Mat, Tess, and Poppy arrived and consumed the rest of the Chinese meal. Jackie and I left the others and retired to bed somewhat later. Christmas Day began with Mother and Father Christmas stumbling down the chimney before dawn to complete stocking duties. ItContinue reading “Christmas At Downton”

A Tradition Maintained

CLICK ON ANY IMAGE IN A GROUP TO ACCESS AN ENLARGED GALLERY This afternoon we were visited by Helen, Bill, Shelly, Ron, David, Jenny, Rachel, Gareth, Anthony, Jane, Neil and Donna, for the annual Boxing Day party. Everyone gathered by about 3 p.m. and swapped all their latest news with the usual amount of funContinue reading “A Tradition Maintained”

First Christmas Cold

Poor little Poppy, at four months today, has a cold. This reminded me of my sadness when Sam first cut himself. Our granddaughter spent much of the morning in her customary position on her Dad’s arm. After lunch, she perked up and, clad in her Christmas fairy outfit made by Granny, showed determined concentration in openingContinue reading “First Christmas Cold”