Christmas Eve was a wonderfully lazy day - a complete (and well needed) break. More TV watching!
Bobbie showing Harry her sheep outfit!
We had a brilliant time in Chorley, exploring all the cheapy shops and charity shops, and buying wondrous stocking fillers for Scott and Dan!
Back home we had another great dinner of Funeral Potatoes and gammon etc and Christmas cake. I had bought a pack of cocktail umbrellas in Poundland, so we had quite an exotic, Caribbean-feel meal!
The Temple is beautiful by night.
Katy had bought our Elf on the Shelf with us...
I read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' to all the kids from Katy's special pop-up book, then Amy and Bobbie hung stockings, put out carrots for the reindeer and stuff for Santa, then went to bed. We had forgotten to bring our stockings, but luckily the Murrays had five spare ones lying around, and Lucy improvised one for herself by tying the arms of her Christmas jumper together!Then we put all the presents under the tree! Katy and I were so excited to do it!
The kids then had to sleep in the same room as all their Christmas presents! Mean! I sneaked in later when they were asleep and filled the stockings.