Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas recap

And so it comes........and goes.......and went a bit like this 
a lot of lights.......a lot of presents.......a little bokeh [I think?]
2 little girls who got far too many presents......and actually prefered playing in the conservatory with the basket of old toys!!!!!!
a christmas dinner ostensibly cooked by DS......but the nearer it got to dinner time.......and the more beer he'd drunk.......the more everyone else did!! It was delicious,mind you.
a great-grandmother........who quietly enjoyed being surrounded by her family
and no.....it's not just an old blanket.....inside there is a little dog.....who obviously decided she'd had enough!!!!!
I'm not even sure how I managed to get this effect at the end of the day.......but it's a fitting finale.......do hope you all enjoyed your Christmas.

15 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

I adore everything about the great grandmother picture. So intimate and full of love.
Glad you had a happy Christmas.
Rinda

Kathyk said...

Great story (esp about Little A and the OLD toys, DS and the Christmas dinner and the strange case of the dog in the towel!!!) and pix - love that accidental effect too

Happy New Year to you, your family and your followers

Kathyk

Alison said...

Isn't it typical for the children to want to play with their old toys?!.....and how happy and contented does Great Grandma look...happy memories indeed Jacky!
Alison xx

Karen said...

Lovely Christmas recap and Happy New Year to you.

Cherry said...

Looks like you have had a fab time, lovely pics to capture the memories too, Jacky. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Cherry XXX

Abi said...

Lovely photos and memories Jacky! I especially like that last photo!

Karen said...

That's definitely bokeh. I think my grandson liked the gift boxes as well as any presents he received. Love the photo of your grandmother.

Sandie said...

It's lovely to have so many generations together - what Christmas should be like but sadly so often isn't now that families live far away. Love that your little ones liked to play with the old toys in the conservatory! It made me smile...
Lovely photos too :)

Melissa said...

It looks like it was a wonderful Christmas! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Rhona said...

Great recap Jacky. I also love the photo of great-grandma :)

Becky said...

I love this post! You certainly look like you had a wonderful Christmas. Love that the little ones liked the basket of old toys more than their presents! The last photo is lovely too xx

Denise said...

Awww Jacky,how lovely,and I love your doggie hiding! happy new year to you xx

Kathyk said...

Happy New Year - hope you have another family celebration planned this evening - look forward to the layout!

All the best for 2013 - perhaps we can catch up in person again?!

Kathyk

Scrappi Sandi said...

What a wonderful collection of REAL Christmas photo's!! Love them all....I'd love to know how you did achieve that final effect too!! I'm still mourning that another Christmas is over without one decent family group photo being taken!! Ah well...maybe next year...it's not that far away!!! Have a good one! {{Hugs}} :D

Beverly said...

A wonderful recap and a beautiful pic to end it all with. Happy New Year!