Christmas and Boxing Day were truly about sharing:
1. Best wishes via cards, text messages, e-mails or Facebook. For obvious reasons, one extremely kind message from Muslim friends in Iran particularly touched me this year.
2. Time with elderly people in the family. At 92, the eldest guest enjoyed watching the youngest – aged 2, play and run about.
And the youngest guests enjoyed, once again, listening to Resistance stories during World War II, or tales about how Christmas was celebrated half a century ago.
3. Small presents with aunts, uncles, cousins, godmothers, godfathers and godchildren. This year, we banked on little souvenirs from Scotland that everyone loved. Amongst other brilliant present,
I got a big breakfast bowl for my coffee, with a grumpy face on it. My family does know me well…
4. A great traditional meal. Or rather six great meals over a period of three days between the 25th and the 27th of December: game, beef, salmon, filet mignon… No need to say we were as stuffed as the turkey in the end!
5. Good wine ranging from a Château Caronne Ste Gemme 1975 to Beaujolais Nouveau.
And ultimately, we created a bunch of new memories that will last for the years to come.
Categories: Christmas Diary