Friday, 28 December 2007

new beginnings and a lovely end to the year!

we spent christmas 2007 with ambika and everyone at the blue cottage in cornwall. the boys took charge of the turkey and cooked a fabulous feast. and the rest of us spent the time catching up on each others news and making decorations around the house out of what we could find in the hedgerows.

we also baked lots of cakes and puddings including mini, sugar free banana cupcakes for franc (20 months) and granny gordon's parkin and naughty pudding.very tasty. all in all it was a really lovely relaxing time. we even had real candles on the tree, it looked magical. It was the first christmas where franc was aware that this was not just any old day, and stan (5 months) was just happy eating the wrapping paper! we decided to do away with buying lots of presents by having a secret santa and just concentrated on having a great time. unfortunately gaggy was unable to join us as both her parents sadly passed away just before christmas, so looking forward to a post christmas celebration when she gets back from france.