I'm always a little melancholy this time of year.
The tree is still up but it has lost some of it's sparkle*.
The fridge is empting of Christmas goodies and the 'well it's Christmas' excuses for an extra piece of fudge are on the way out.
But what a lovely Christmas we had !
I was good this year, it was at least 7.30 am before I excitedly jumped out of bed.
Santa Suit on, it was even decided to walk the dogs and have breakfast
BEFORE opening presents.
I tell you, I must be growing up !
Presents under the tree at Mum and Dad's*.
Then we gathered around the beautifully laid table....
There was also seafood platter to start with and pudding to end our feast,
but I think I was enjoying them too much to take photos !
There was also the annual cricket match, much laughter and even a jam session.
It was indeed a very, Merry Christmas.
One much like the year before and hopefully much like next year's.
I hope you had a lovely day celebrating Christmas,
*although, I did receive a beautiful new ring for Christmas that is helping with our sparkle factor!
**Santa did exceptionally good shopping this year - mostly at craft markets around Melbourne