It has been a fantastically lovely week’s holiday. When I first decided to take this week off I didn’t really have any idea what I would expect from it. As it has turned out it has been busy, and productive, and relaxing, and festive all at the same time. Emma and I, together, have done so much. I think, that I been working to the end I would not be ready for Christmas, or relaxed enough into the yuletide season.

Today, after a last bit of wrapping, and packing, we had a suitably seasonal lunch…

…before going to see Emma’s friend Sue, and to give presents to them and to their daughter Tilly. Emma was briefly reunited with Oscar (neé Diesil) who was a former patient at Bicester Vets before being taken in by Sue’s mum (note the absence of one front leg).


Tilly unwrapping her present and then serving out cakes to all of us

Then we moved on to Emma’s parents where we will be staying for Christmas, and sat and talked, and ate nice food and watched Carol’s from Kings, and looked forward to the day to come…