A year in the life #366 (apparent we missed some days through the year): the end of the year

Happy New Year to everyone!

2016 was a very different year for us – building a house, living in Adelaide, a long period of leave for me. Lots of it has been fun and interesting and has given us some new memories and friends and perspectives, but it was lovely to be able to end the year in our new house with most of our boxes unpacked with a few old friends.
Onward to 2017!

A year in the life 2016 #361: dramatic skies

Some spectacular skies on our lazy days.

A year in the life 2016 #360: D&D

Nachos, wine and battles againat demons make for a perfect afternoon and evening. This year we have played less D&D than since James and I met, what with being in Adelaide so long and most of our stuff being in storage. So a long session was ideal – though I definitely ate and drank too much by the end.

A year in the life 2016 #359: George finds a resting spot

Here is George looking his smoochiest. He does rather like having us at home to mooch all over. Lazy days are perfect for cats.

A year in the life 2016 #358: holidaze

I went for a ride.

Jude made zombie popsicles.

We all went and saw Rogue One.

Sebastian made churros for dessert.

A year in the life 2016 #357: doing a lot of nothing

Left over gravlax for breakfast.

G&t in the evening.

A whole lot of lazing about in between.

Doing Boxing Day right.

A year in the life 2016 #356: Christmas Day

I made a Christmas tree.

We started with the good stuff.

There was lots of food-making and preparation – after all, we ended up with 19 for lunch and another six after that.

There was chicken, and scallops and all sorts of things.

An amazing looking turkey (thanks Helen!)

A gigantic (ethical) delicious ham.

There were small people with bon bons.

An Fritha being super excited about everything.

(We had to take a selfie)

There were happy family shots.

And teenagers having fun.

And being teenagers.

Look at the food!

I mean look at it!

There was  a lot of food. But it was Christmas.

Then we still managed dessert (this is but a small selection).

Then more friends turned up with more presents and more dessert – this was my faveourite present (thanks Rachel).

So there was more eating and drinking.

And more selfies!

It was a lovely Christmas  – much love to everyone who joined us for our first Christmas in our new house. And to all those we love who couldn’t join us, we hope your Christmas was equally excellent.

A year in the life 2016 #355: icecream maker love

Mich of Christmas Eve was spent preparing foods for the next day. Here is Sebastian, who made two types of icecream and a sorbet, expressing his love for his icecream making machine.

A year in the life 2016 #354: george

George is home and has reasonably quickly settled in. Here he is, reclaiming his place on my lap.

A year in the life 2016 #353: empty!

Massive achievement! Of course, that wasn’t really it, but I got to go home with an empty in-tray at least. A bit od a psychological boost before the final official work day for the year.