Today was the Christmas Party where we said goodbye to some of the seasonal staff who are off this week and those of us who participated in Secret Santa exchanged our gifts. We had a secret santa come along to distribute presents, we mulled wine, played festive tunes and ate yummy food. Some really thoughtful, home made and well purchased gifts were exchanged. It was lovely.
The hall was not looking very festive at all when we arrived down there but a group of people with a ladder, some tinsel and Wham’s Last Christmas playing can make a lot happen pretty quickly and while it’s no santa’s grotto it’s looking pretty Christmassy now.
Up at home I have wrapped all the presents and we are just waiting for odd bits and pieces to arrive this coming week which I will wrap as they come. It’s a modest Christmas for us here but there will still be a small invasion of plastic, electrical appliances and the very small bit of disposable tat. Pared down but still aware that we have a 10 and a 12 year old. We’ve made all our own Christmas cards and tomorrow we’ll get them posted off to family and friends around the country. We have a few parcels to send too, various handmade goodies. This week we’ll be collecting wood to build up a bit of a stash to see us through any rainy days, tidying up the static a bit and sending off venison to meet the few orders we’ve had come in from the mainland for Christmas feasts. Oh and sending off the last of the winkles and making arrangements for our mainland trip in January.