Christmas came up the end of the lane and with it some lovely gifts.
Son and daughter in law had been wise and found us lots of bits and bobs from car-boot sales, including 2 more winter jigsaws and lots of crafting bits for me. I was so pleased they hadn't gone crazy because with buying a house in the new year and a baby on the way in April they'll need to save.
My sister and brother in law gave us a big box full of bird feeding things - a brilliant present.
From 5 Penny Pinching friends there were useful things like notebooks and shopping bags, a needle case, felt tip pens, lip salve and a book mark.
The present from the over 60's meal raffle was edible as I hoped - a box of shortbread.
I knew what Col's brother had given me without opening it as I'd bought it and wrapped it - just like last year. He would quite like to do all his Christmas shopping that way I think!
This was what it was...............A Green Man
My presents from Col were also bought by me - as he was otherwise engaged in hospital! this was one, the other will feature in it's own post later.
Notecards, envelopes and some secondhand books from a friend - another lovely gift.
Books from my Amazon wish list from Sister in law and nephew and biscuits from niece.
Our two daughters will be bringing gifts in January when they visit once Col is feeling better.
We had lunch out at Sister-in-laws and then came home and collapsed in a heap, Col because he's still recovering from the chemo and me because I've been running on adrenaline for a month and I think it's just run out!
Best programme on Christmas Day TV? The Upstart Crow. If you've never watched any of these, you've missed a very English treat.
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