How was it? Magical? White? (!) The most wonderful time of your year?
Or was is squabble filled, intoxicating (both ways) & false?
Mine was a mixture; a lot of nick-naks were received, infallibly bogus pleasantries exchanged but at the root of this suffocating few days there was pure joy.
Mother was a treat; laying on spreads, waiting on my small but demanding family without a groan, and her happiness was contagious.
I'll note a few amusing trinkets that were bestowed upon me & chit-chat about them some time in the near future;
Irish mouth spray; 'One spray & you'll be almost Leprechaun in accent'
Nautical note cards; not indie type images, 18th Century frights
Ice scraper with fur glove; I don't own a car
Inflatable beer bottle; hate the fluid
Slinky; best of a bad bunch
Still, my brother was blessed with 3 sets of blister plasters. Individually wrapped. How I laughed.
I was full as a Lord, complacent and blithe. It ticked the boxes.
Could've done without 'Ding Dong Merrily on High' on repeat throughout dinner though.