I hope you had a happy Christmas. Ours was quite chaotic with four children and only three adults and an absence of grandparents. The lack of grandparents meant that we steered the Christmas galleon without a rudder and the map was upside down. The Queen was forgotten and our meal was interrupted by Room on the Broom. I think I feel a little guilty about this and perhaps I’d like a re-run with things a little more shipshape. But as we got into bed on Christmas day night we did observe that there had been no tantrums, whinging, pressure or tears (and no one had touched the computer).
However, I did start a new tradition. The Yule Log. I have had yule log before but it has never taken stage at our house. Finn and I watched the Hairy Bikers make one and I thought it would be a fun thing to do together. I ended up making it alone but I’m pleased now because I got all the glory. I was worried it would be too sickly but the Hairy Biker recipe is genius. The magic ingredient? Camp coffee. I won’t go on. You must make one yourself. It’s easy and hugely impressive.