Meeting my good friend I met in Japan and showing her all around London today, Covent Garden to Leciester/Trafalgar Square, China Town ending with a platform rush for the train home at Euston. London still looking very festive, saw the Lego advent calender, really impressive!
A suitable day at the sales in Central Milton Keynes, followed by very nearly choosing a ‘feature chair’ for our living room in Laura Ashley and a gammon roast dinner.
End to a lovely Christmas day, it’s becoming more about the food and posing for photos than the presents. Dad made the lovely wooden tree centre piece and the tiramisu, Hannah and I tried making the chocolate log.
Pre-drinks back at The Black Horse with Lynn, then driving to Nev and Gem’s for Christmas Eve drinks though Newport Pagnell and the lovely lights on the highstreet, but wobbly in the photo as taken while driving.
Christmas drinks, catching up with Martin and Shelly at The Black Horse.
The Brighton Pavillion while waiting for the bus home at two in the morning after an evening of gin and tings, mulled cider, more cider, catching up with an old work friend from HMV days and finding an unattended panatone who I gave a new home to.
Day out in Brighton Christmas shopping, haven’t seen much of Brighton in the daytime. Lunch in Temptation with Becky and Ellie, a little more shopping at the top of the hill then into KempTown for gin and ting’s at the Hand in Hand. Today, being the winter solistice, Brighton has a ‘Burning of the Clocks‘ parade and event on the seafront which we went to see. A lot of LED lights and the big bonfire with a giant pocket watch behind it.