Nevertheless, it arrived, and when it did it was perhaps the best yet. No obligations, not stress, no pretensions. Just the two of us, and the crazy kittehs, in the house, drinking cranberry and fizz cocktails, making a mess and trying to catch up with ourselves.
Here's a small snapshot of what we've been up to over the past week. I will be back tomorrow with news of an exciting month to come.
Christmas Eve rolled around, I dragged myself up the hill for a festive day at work while N dutifully opened the last advent present.
And then rounded off the week with a very slow, dictionary filled game of scrabble in Italian. We're getting there, slowly.
p.s. I looked back at my resolutions from last year, and was pleased that I definitely fulfilled the first three. As for the fourth, I feel that it should be an ongoing one, because you can never remind the people around you how thankful you are.