Tuesday, January 6, 2009

And the award goes to...

I thought I should mention the things that were good and nice about Christmas this year. So the shining stars of Christmas are:
  • My cousin Simon, who invited us over on Christmas Eve even though he was getting married three days later.
  • Joan's niece Suzanne, who had us over the night of Christmas for a light dinner
  • Joan's sister Mary, and her husband Steve, who had us over for a wonderful dinner on Boxing Day, and who gave Milo three books that he just loves
  • My cousing Robert and his wife Jo, who gave Milo his only toy of Christmas
  • My Auntie Diana, who invited the family over for lunch the day after Simon's wedding, and who gave Milo a book for Christmas
  • Our family friends Peter and Judy, who invited us to stay at their home in Wales for a night, even though Judy just had her hip replaced, and who shared their good Scotch with Jorge
  • Our friend Sarah and her husband Matt, who put us up for 6 days in Huddersfield - it's not easy having two Americans, a Colombian, and a baby as houseguests, and they were very generous, kind hosts
  • My sister Miriam, who can make anything fun. The best thing about Christmas this year, by far, was getting to spend it with her.

2 comments:

Amy said...

I'm jealous. Glad Xmas turned out well, I was worried.

Miriam said...

aah, so sweet. Buttering up to me ALWAYS works, I'll get your Christmas presents in the mail right away ;oP I had fun with you guys too. I tell people that was the highlight of my trip as well.