Christmas 2011 and the New Year

It’s been an odd year since last Christmas, which was the coldest on record. This one was the warmest, bar one degree, ever recorded in the UK. The year, also, was phenomenal and the second hottest on record.

tove puts her strawberry on the christmas cake

Be that as it may, we maintained a consistency that the weather may not have, enjoying Christmas with the family and grandchildren. Xmas Eve was with Louisa and family and featured a wonderful magic lantern show directed by Julian and helpers.

getting ready for the light show

christmas day

Xmas Day was with Danae’s family and featured Nathan’s fabulous roast turkey and the day after Boxing Day was with Thom and Tara featuring  excitement in Clissold Park when the Griswolds were let loose.

harper is happy

the griswolds at clissold

going back to Thom and Tara's home

grandfathers with harper and lily may at our house


Afterwards we continued festivities with Lush and a traditional walk through the forest to Buckhurst Hill, Connaught Waters and back to the Hollybush pub for lunch. The Lush calendar ended 2011 at the Crossleys where we saw the New Year in and got home at the relatively early hour of 2.00 am.

LUSH walk

the ladies at the Crossley's house for New Year


.....and the men.

Other photos can be seen in my gallery.


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