Our first Christmas in the new house started with a Christmas Eve feast then off to the torchlight procession. On Christmas Eve people descend on the two villages and at 6 o’clock they walk to the meadow in Streatley carrying flaming torches. Several thousand people congregate there around the huge bonfire to listen to the brass band and choir and sing Christmas carols. Then off to the various village pubs for the real start of Christmas.
We had nine around the table on Christmas day, in our new lounge which had been hurriedly decorated for the celebrations. After the meal, Tim, Sam, Alex and Lizzie all came over to share presents and join in the fun. Glen, Angie’s middle son set off for Brazil with his girlfriend on Boxing day.
Boxing day lunch preceded various party games before settling down to watch the latest Agatha Christie remake.
A very successful time really made the house feel like a home at last.
Much to do in the New Year though.