..... we visited Tom's sister. She's very easy company. There's no conversation as such, all we do is sit there and let her talk. She doesn't come up for air but to be fair she's quite entertaining.
When we got home I made some sandwiches and then me and Amy sat and watched The Snowman. It gets Amy every time. She blubs like a baby at the end when he's melted away.
I popped some stollen into the shopping trolley this week which we've never tried before. It's a butter one because Mark isn't keen on marzipan. It's quite a dry loaf but very nice with butter or jam. Another thing I've never tried is panettone. I might pick one up this week although according to google the only difference, apart from shape, is that stollen has marzipan and twice the amount of fruit in it.
Christopher Elf sneaked into Thomas' bedroom last night and pinched his light shade and a pair of his underpants, then made a hot air balloon and went for a ride around the house. I think he gave Amy quite a scare in the night when she came down for a drink. Usually I tell her what he's up to but she was asleep when I went to bed so she wasn't prepared for him to be dangling from the ceiling when she came down.
And I've stuck all the tickets on the double or quits board for our Christmas Eve game. There's a prize on every ticket but there are also some Humbug tickets and if you choose one of them you lose everything you've won so it's all very much a gamble. I can tell you now Thomas will be nearly wetting himself playing this.
And that's about it. The days are pretty much ticking over as they usually do here. There's nothing especially Christmassy going on and having decorated the house, written and posted the cards and bought and wrapped the presents it now all seems very laid back and just a case of waiting for it to arrive.
Which won't be long now. Only 7 more sleeps and it will be here.
Just have to tell you this before I press publish. Amy has just said to me "I was telling somebody the other day you use a Halifax". Me and Mark looked at each other and burst out laughing. She means my filofax!
She's on her way out to see her best friend John. They've known each other since pre-school although it's only in the past couple of years they've become really close. When you see them together you'd easily think they were boyfriend and girlfriend but that's definitely not the case. This is his Christmas present from her, a beautifully wrapped box, full of bath bombs from Lush!