2019's Christmas and New Year has been a funny one hence having our main family get-together today. But even then my one sister and her partner were unable to attend, and two nieces are also working away from the area and could not make it - one is in Kazakhstan - so that would be a bit of a commute!
However, we had a good afternoon and enjoyed a slap-up meal, a few glasses of fizz, lots of present opening (or should that be the opening of lots of presents?) and walking the dogs whilst trying to convince ourselves this small act might have some positive impact on the calorific count of fruit pudding and lashings of cream and dollops of brandy-butter?!