Gina and Evan were waved off after brunch leaving Mike, Matthew and me to a surprisingly lovely quiet afternoon. We've watched The Snowman and the Downton Christmas special (which seemed particularly silly in places), and we've had some really nice playing with a happy baby. Of course our idea of toys and his don't always match up entirely - but the Christmas tree is a great plaything when we let him get close enough! Took me a while to get both bits of tinsel back on it again, and I've given up worrying that the lights are drooping off the bottom!
Tonight's tea will probably consist almost entirely of pate that needs finishing up and some of the mntain of cheese. And I'm wondering if the local food collections will take beer?