December was a busy month and I didn't manage to blog very much. Here is a quick review of everything that happened in December.
It has been incredibly wet and whilst we didn't get flooded we had a huge pond at the top of the drive for 5 weeks and finally after many calls to the council they came to unblock the drains. There was that much water there was no where for it to go and our drive became a river for a few days. The constantly flowing water has done quite a lot of damage and Mark and Luke have been filling in pot holes when the rain subsided enough to get out and do some work.
We had our annual family Christmas party and were entertained by Grandma & Grandad's version of The Gruffalo which was renamed "The Truffalo!" Lois stepped in at the last minute to play the mouse and did a great job. Unfortunately Martha couldn't come as Ambleside was badly flooded with a lot of roads closed so she missed the party and a few others were ill but the rest of us had a great time. Now the family is getting quite large Uncle Frank hosts it in a local village hall which works really well
We got our bikes out again to deliver the Scout Mail, we had the odd roads to do with lots of house names rather than numbers so decided it would be easier to deliver the cards on our bikes. It was nice getting out again but we did get quite wet as it started raining when we were half way through.
I was really late putting the decorations up this year but managed to find a nice tree on the Sunday before Christmas. It looked lovely once it was decorated. We had a full house on Christmas Day and our new tablecloth made the table look nice and festive. We had turkey and I made stuffing and cranberry sauce to go with it.
We braved the floods and drove up to Ambleside on Boxing Day where we had a lovely lunch at Rachel's. Instead of crackers she had made fabric bags with gifts inside which were lovely and much nicer than crackers. I think I will do this next Christmas so will be on the look out for little gifts in the sales.
After all the rain it was nice to get out on our bikes on Tuesday, whilst it was cool it wasn't too bad once you got going.
December ended with a party at Grandma's with all the family. We were home well before midnight but Luke wanted to stay up to see the New Year in so we watched tv in bed until midnight and then he went back to his own bed. William preferred to spend the rest of the evening playing on the Xbox!