Unusually for us it's been a busy month for visiting but that's Christmas for you. We went down to Borehamwood in early December to see Matts mum and lots of friends.
It's our first weekend away where I think no one went to hospital so that's a big plus. We had a really lovely time.
Then, of course, it was Christmas. I had been trying to prepare the kids by telling them the true meaning of a Christmas - presents - but they didn't really get it.
They did understand that if we reached for the advent calendar they got chocolate so that went down well. Beth particularly has discovered a taste for it.
The weekend before Christmas matts mum came up and we ended up in A&E again with Charlie. Luckily he wasn't admitted this time.
My mum came up for Christmas and it was a very busy present opening time. We had to do it in 3 shifts! Thanks so much to everyone who was so generous. The kids were giddy as kippers.
Boxing Day my sister Julie came up with her clan. It was great to see them and watch the kids with their cousins. A few days later pretty much all of us came down with a sickness bug however which wasn't really the plan.
Still it did mean I haven't put on as much on over Christmas as I'd expected to so every cloud...
New Years Eve, after a visit from my cousin Alison, we were still feeling a bit broken so we stayed in, watched 'Alpha Papa' and were in bed before 12. Rock 'n' roll!
What else? Well I have applied for an MA and PhD and I am really pleased by my new spoons. Life is good (i.e. No-one is ill at this precise moment).