All The Family Huddled Around A Glowing Laptop

The times when the kids were growing up it was a tradition to have the laptop on and the Northern Hemisphere family watch as the presents are open. A lot has changed since this photo in 2017, the kids are young adults, my Dad is in a home, the Swedish side aren't allowed to travel to Wales due to COVID, and I won't be around the kids this Christmas Day. It's not so much the change, the kids were always gonna move on and with the divorce new rituals have been created. It's more that it's happened in 3 years, 2017 seems both a long long way away (as does January, remember then?), and yet close enough to touch. Whatever your routines are be prepared to change them, but keep the rituals . 

Visit to Granddads

Granddad Eggleston (Neil to the rest of us) lives up north of Christchurch on a place with some fields ('paddocks') with animals. So, seeing as it was school holidays, the gang tootled off up there for a day a week or so ago and had a grand old time.

Here's just a hint of the fun they had whilst I was working :-(