We had such a lovely, simple, happy day yesterday, full of all the right things. The pace was perfect, I just loved it all from start to finish. For the first time in many years we got a lie in.....yippeeeee for the number 6 instead of the number 4 or 5 on the clock!!!
The Little People were pleased with all their gifts, which were pretty modest this year. Small toys, puzzles, books, balls, socks, gloves, pens, clothes, and a little hard cash for our rapidly maturing eleven year old. And sweets, yes lots of those. It tickled me that all three Little Peeps requested sweets, and how completely delighted they were when they received them.
The weather yesterday was unexpectedly mild and sunshiny, so on a complete spur of the moment we decided to go out for a walk in the morning. We've never done this before (we usually always stay put, loafing about in pyjamas), but it was sooooo good to be out in the fresh air amidst beautiful scenery. Little Lady and I even managed to keep our new pyjamas on and simply pulled coats and wellies on top, which felt completely, ridiculously naughty. The light was incredibly beautiful and I ate the most juicy clementine.
We ate a very late breakfast after our walk (the Little Peeps were full of sweets and chocolate anyway), and a simple roast chicken dinner at 3pm. I painted my toenails with a rather decadent gold/glitter-bling nail varnish, and drank prosecco topped with fresh raspberry and cranberry juice. We lit candles, pulled crackers and popped poppers and our house was warm and messy and felt cosy and festive. I watched television with my feet up on the sofa and alternate Little People climbing on top of me for continuous snuggles and cuddles.
Yes, it was a very, very lovely day.