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Sunday, 30 December 2012
Well the big day has been and gone and we did things a little differently around here with a few tweeks on traditions.
Whilst Folly 1 went off to see her friends (including the Boyfriend) the remaining five Follies still did a Christmas Eve walk, though we kept it more local. This decision split the family in half and I was in the half struggling with change. The local walk around the village although lovely just did not seem Christmassy enough - until we saw these beauties walking around the farmyard.
Mr Folly was adamant that nothing could epitomise Christmas more than this.
Another change was attending church on Christmas Eve - something we have not done since having children. There was a 7pm service with lots of carols, a sparkly tree and a nativity scene involving some of the children of the parish. Poor Mary did suffer a crisis with her head-dress at a vital moment but kept her presence of mind and clung on to Jesus!
The predominant theme of presents this year seems to have been scarves which is fine by me. The Christmas miss of the year was my idea to abandon the Stilton and try a different blue cheese. It seems some traditions just can't be changed!