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 . 

Congratulations to Emirates Team New Zealand

America's Cup / Luis Vuitton CupA great 5-0 win over Luna Rosa in the Luis Vuitton Cup*.

For a 'rich mans sport' my interest has, over the passed few days/nights, become surprisingly high and I'm now definitely gonna watch the 9 match race between Team New Zealand (from Auckland ... 'city of sails') and Alinghi (from Switzerland ... a land locked country).

As you may know various New Zealand teams (in the sports that matter most to Kiwis) are in the running for 5 'world championships' this year. Unfortunately they have already lost one, the cricket - still, a good year to come:
And this is probably how it'll feel to each team WHEN they win - congratulations one more time to Team New Zealand.
Team New Zealand win the Luis Vuitton Cup
* The Luis Vuitton is the pre-America's Cup challenger series that sees a whole stack of teams take on each other to find the one that will challenge the current America's Cup holders (Alinghi) - this decided last night!