Saturday 6 January 2024

 Just a few photos of Xmas and NYE - Dad and Peter have just gone back and we all had a wonderful time together. 

On Xmas morning Sarah and Ann came for a ride on the moors - This was followed by Champagne, pigs in blankets and bacon butties - Chris and Tortie our farming next door neighbours joined us. We then went to Lee Bay for a Xmas swim

Doctor Kingsley looking less than amused

After our swim we went straight on to the Ancient Mariner for Xmas drinks and then in the evening having done afternoon stables we had the most delicious Xmas meal with our other neighbours Jim and Jill - David, Barbara, Paula, Sam and Anita were also there.  It was a really fabulous Xmas and I have to say that having cooked for everyone else for the past 35 odd years it was lovely to be completely selfish and do what we wanted to do for a change!
The week before Christmas I had caught up with my lovely friend Tricia, My Dad and some of my Grandchildren (Henry and Jessica were on holiday in Antigua)

India on her lovely pony

Hector and Archie with Maverick the harrier hawk

Emma with my seventh grandchild, born on NYE. A beautiful boy. 

New Years Eve was spent in Lynmouth harbour - There was a party after a gala dinner which was yummy followed by fireworks. On New Years Day we followed the tradition of having a swim in the sea at high tide. VERY refreshing! Brrrr.