Today has been a wonderful day. After spending 25th on my own in a completely planned day it was wonderful to have my kids visit me today. The gifts that had been under the tree for an extra two days were dished out. I cooked a lovely dinner and they set the table and cleared away for me afterwards. Board games were followed by more food and two thirds of LOTR. I think we all passed out around the time of the Helm's Deep battle. They've not long gone home and have left me with even more food than I started the day with: tough job but I can hack it.
They gave me some wonderful gifts but my absolute fave is this swing-dance tie. Original, hand-painted on heavy red silk. Tis a thing of beauty:
All the best!