Ah well, that's that for another twelve months - though it'll no doubt begin again in August 2009!
Christmas at the McArthurs was a wonderful affair as expected - dinner (cooked by yours truly) went down a storm and led to bloated bellies in front of Her Majesty at 3pm but the highlight of the day for everyone was watching Emily as she discovered Santa's footprints from the front door (The chimney was impractical as it would be "too hot" Emily informed us a few days before!!) through the lounge to a pile of presents resembling a delivery of stock to Toys R Us. The look of pure joy on her face as she found Rudolf's half eaten carrot and a note from the Big Man himself, thanking her for the glass of milk!! Priceless. Needless to say the entire morning was filled with the ripping off of wrapping paper and squeals of delight as the contents were discovered, "This wasn't on my list, how did he know I wanted it??"
Clever man that Santa!! Now all we have to do is build an extension to the house to store it all - thanks Santa!!
A great day was had by all.
(I am saving a post regarding the ridiculous amount of selotape, cable-ties, wires and string used to secure children's toys into their packaging until after the festivities, so as to renew my Victor Meldrew image for 2009!!)
Here's wishing you all a peaceful and prosperous 2009.
BUY - "The Baboon's Left Testicle (Part One of Two)" - An appallingly lewd and juvenile comedy adventure written by Gary McArthur and Andrew Baker.