Thomas bought me this for Christmas. Mark chose it from the National Trust Shop when we visited Dunham Massey and I was sent to stand outside so I wouldn't see it.
I'm not at all scientific so had no idea that when I lit the candle the wheel and stars/snowflakes would start to spin around. It's lovely and the candle holder is beautiful when it's lit up.
I'm itching to start my new jigsaw but will leave it now until we come back from Betws y Coed, although I might sit and sort the border pieces tonight while I'm watching Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None'.
I watched Greatest Moments of Morecambe and Wise this afternoon. 40 years on and I still find myself laughing at the antics they got up to. The scene where they are making breakfast to "The Stripper" is my all time favourite. Absolutely classic.
Aunty Edith and Ken came for tea. Thinking about it, this wasn't the first year without Tom or Joan here at Christmas. I remembered Tom didn't come last year as he wasn't feeling well so Amy took a plate of food up for him.
It's funny what suddenly hits you, but the most poignant moment today was to do with dining chairs. Quite simply, we had enough. In years gone by we've had to bring a couple down from Tom's or Ken would put a couple in his car so that everybody could sit down. It seemed strange not having to squash everybody around the dining table. Ah well.
And that, for Number 38'ers is Christmas over and done with. We don't prolong the issue, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day and that's it for us.
It's back to normality for us all tomorrow.