And so here we are in a whole brand spanking New Year, the first half of the first day of the aforementioned New Year was spent in bed where I found it quite impossible to lift my head from the pillow. It was impossible to lift because at least twenty small people were in there with hammers doing a lot of banging around, bastards! It is now 2.40 in the afternoon and I am up and dressed and able to walk around without doing that sideways lunge that so often happens when one has over imbibed. Regrets? I've had a few and can pretty much guarantee I'll have whole lot more. I'll come back to the New Year shortly, first I thought I would share a few photos of our Christmas Day which was lovely, we had a cracking day and so much fun. I hope yours was too.
Christmas day breakfast, ham, eggs & pork pie
I got Joe a dart mat, I got him the dart board last year, next year I'll get him some darts and we'll be able to play a game!!!! Hahaha....
Michael got a new tool belt all ready for his new job starting in a couple of weeks, the rugby ball had toiletries in it, I got that for him because he smells.
Joe also got some golf balls and stuff, because he hopes to start playing golf again this year, a good walk spoilt I reckon and I hate to walk.
Natasha got a jewelery box, a Christmas cheese knife set and she's modelling the beach wear dress.
And I got fat! haha Actually I was fat in August so I can't use Christmas as an excuse, I did get Adele's new CD 25, a gardeners journal to keep me on my toes in the garden and Joe got me a 50mm portrait lens and I love it, a lot of the photos were taken with it.
We played darts/games in the barn for while and drinks were compulsory
Then once our other guests arrived, Briar and Greg, friends of M&T we ate...
Briar's contribution (amongst other goodies) they were delish, I do regret showing one off to someone and dropping it on the floor! Oops, sorry Briar.
and ate.....the Christmas Day feast
Freshly dug from the garden
And if that wasn't enough we had this and very nearly went into a food coma
Even the moon came to dinner
And then the Shenanigans began.....
There was to be much merriment and cavorting in the barn that evening
Another couple turned up that evening too, Andrew & Cas
Pretty sure Tash was losing at beer pong here
Maxy a bit over it all
Still here from my 50th this was dragged out
I was directing planes here
And then the Dad's dance mat came out....
And that is when Joe and I left them to it and went to bed. Okay so I did just say a 'few' photos, sorry I got carried away. Believe it or not there are plenty more, of you want to check them out you can see them here
You know it's been a good party when you find someone's undies on the ceiling the next day!
There were leftovers for days after
And so to New Year, you'll be pleased to know that I was a bit slack in the photo taking last night
More fun in the barn, Joe's Bar was open late
The lovely Cath & Glen, the only one with them both in focus, I need more practice with my new lens
The photobomber bombed
Duane and Jasmine
Natasha was there but managed to not get photographed so here's a bonus one with Briar on Christmas Day.
And that's where I'll leave it today, you may all need to have a lie down for a while, that was a bit epic eh. Oh and I will be back, I promise to be a good blogger, I might set myself a daily challenge of a photo a day from the garden, I might last a week.
There are exciting things afoot here and so I'll be reporting on that very soon, I'm so excited I could crush a grape.
So to one and all, far and wide, near and dear, here's to a great 2016
PS I'm off to finish Book number 52, for the Goodreads 2015 book challenge, luckily they work on northern hemisphere time. I've got four hours in which to read about 100 pages..... piece of cake......don't mind if I do.