One thing about our Christmases is that they are extended over more than the standard 2 days, especially if we have been away.
Although we haven’t had a roast dinner today, we have been parcel picking, shaking, prodding and guessing.
Hubby has spoilt me, as not only have I had my ten pound dash parcels, but a lovely pair of creole earrings which I am wearing now.
He bought me a chocolate santa and two reindeer filled with mini smarties, some pain killing cream for my hip which I can carry in my handbag, some cocoa butter moisturizer to soothe my aching feet, and a boating cook book which I shall be working my way through as the recipes are designed for cooking in the limited space of a narrowboat kitchen!
Apart from his chocolate santa, I gave him a small can of WD40 he can keep immediately to hand anywhere, his favourite cashew nuts and an individual panettone cake (they don’t count as sweets!), some special coffee mix, a set of six sketching pencils, a jar of marmite (I hate it, he loves it), some vanilla reed diffusers (our host has some here and he liked them) and the most practical of all, a miniature chalk board for the boat to remind us of important appointments.
We’d already put our tree up and a few pieces of tinsel in the conservatory (as well as our window of course), so we are quite festive.
When we get back to the boat, we have another parcel to open, the one from my sister which we deliberately left there to welcome us back!