We’ve spent most of this Christmas with the friends away from the madding crowds. It’s been lovely – spending time with everybody, exchanging gifts and just sitting down at Starbucks having coffee and a bit of a natter.
Well, we nattered while husband tried to populate his Smurf town. Tsk.
I’ve always loved Christmas but this year, the enjoyment has shifted from wide-eyed fascination to a quiet appreciation. Husband and I have gone through a lot over the past six months and it hasn’t been easy. It’s been a roller-coaster ride and I’m just happy to sit back and chill. Instead of buying presents, I decided to gift our loved ones with something handmade and home made. I can’t craft for nuts so I turned to the one thing that I was decent at: cooking.
(But more of that in a later post.)
This time of the year has always been about reflections, hope, love and friendship. We’ve certainly had a lot of each.
Merry Christmas to you wherever you are!
Much love from Yann & Jimmy.