Yesterday was a good day all round. It was quite mild, the dog was reasonably well behaved and we didn't see the neighbours!
We took the dog for a walk to the lake about lunch time, having got up late in our customary fashion. It was quite still by the lake and Buster had a wonderful time rushing around like a mad thing. We walked all the way to the lake and back this time, not taking the car. I took a few photos, of course:
Jim and Buster with Lough Graney behind them. Behind those trees on the right is a new house being built. What fabulous views they will have of the lake
A view of the Lough from the road. The field still looks 'emerald' green, even in December. They often put sheep on the island. Must be funny to watch them being shipped over but we've never seen it.
This amazing old tractor belongs to Martin, our local alcoholic farmer. I don't know how he manages to keep it going, but he does.
Me calling Buster over for a photo. Must get a hair cut
Below: I rather messed the photo up with my hand!
Spooky branches in the wood
When we got back we put the dinner on and we still hadn't opened our presents. Watched Strictly Come Dancing Special, which was ok but not wonderful.
Not long afterwards we had our lovely dinner. I told Jim it was one of the best Christmas meals we've had and it was.
THEN we opened our presents! We chucked the wrapping paper on the floor and Buster had fun tearing it up. He helped me open my presents and Jim and I did the cracker thing. Jim wore a hat but they're never big enough for my head and hair:
Buster was interested in this present, then decided it was his!
My daughter in law bought Buster his own present, a ball on a rope with handle (which he has eaten - the handle that is). He was suitably impressed
I bought a basic wreath and decorated it with ribbons and bits and pieces
We realised that we hadn't opened all our presents, but that some were missing, notably the ones from my daughter's in Derbyshire. Jim trotted up to the shed with a torch and found the missing box, so we had another go at opening! We both received some lovely gifts. I seemed to receive a surfeit of chocolate - I wonder why?
Jim received 2 identical gift sets of 4 small bottles of port, one from my daughter and one from her daughter!! Great minds. But he is a great port fan so no problem there. He also received a set from my daughter in law and son which contained 2 bottles of blue gin with glasses and matching mats! People seem to know his weakness too.
A fine Christmas Day.