Don't ask me why, but for some reason I thought for the last 'day in photos' of the year I'd do it on Christmas day...
Ours may be a little different to some peoples. We don't wake up at 5am and run down stairs to rip open gifts, start the stomach stretching with bacon and pancakes or be surrounded by a huge family. However we aren't religious and don't have much family, so spend it the way we want to. Here is what we got up to this year.
1// Up and at 'em, sorting out the goodies to take for the swans.
(I have mentioned this before but as I have brown bread in the picture, feel the need to explain. I hate feeding any bread to birds as it's known to not be the best for them but as carrots are a treat to rabbits - bread is to birds. With it being Christmas I thought a small treat was okay and so with fresh, brown, dry bread, fed to them on dry ground away from water where it can breed into a poisonous algae. I also took so wheat for the small land birds and defrosted, uncooked garden peas which are a healthier snack for the swans and ducks)
2// Finishing off a gift...
3// Baker opening up the last day of his advent calendar!
4// Baker and I had a lovely time with the handful of swans that were there for us to feed.
5// After getting ready and bags sorted we had our gifts from our friend Claire to open. Baker had waited so patiently for the last few days while they were under the tree and didn't touch them despite wanting to. He is so clever and really enjoyed getting to finally open these.
6// No public transport means a long walk up to Mam and Dad's house...lots of hills = lots of puffing.
7// We all opened our gifts and we, as always, got far too much. I took this quick photo of what I got from my Mam and Dad but you can see it all better, along with Jake and Baker's gifts too, here.
8// Do my tiny bit by mashing the potatoes and helping dish up.
9// My first completely meat free Christmas dinner.
10// Sofa cuddles and watching the Wizard of Oz after lunch and the Queens Speech.
11// When a certain guy is ready to go home, he tells you!
12// After getting home I spent some time photographing all of our lovely gifts and putting things away before grabbing some chocolate and heading upstairs to get ready for the last ever Downton Abbey episode while getting all my ironing done.
And that was our Christmas day. As I write this, I'm still not 100% sure whether this series will carry on through out 2016...I guess we'll see next month ;)
How do you spend your Christmas? Do you have a quiet one too?