It's Christmas Day and it is 20:05 as I write this post. We had had a wonderful day in our family, tinged with a little bit of sadness that Claire is not here. She called us nice and early (late her time in NYC) and it was great to hear her voice so early in the morning. As a young girl, her voice was often the first we heard on Christmas Day: "Mummy, Daddy, look what Santa brought.....!!!"
I am well dressed and will also smell well, the highlight for me is Sarah Millican tickets to her concert in the Olympia. After presents I went down to the St John the Baptist Church in Blackrock for choir - the third day in a row. I loved the sound we made over the Christmas festivities, and also the applause for us all at the end of Mass, especially for the final hymn - Adeste Fideles.
After a wonderful dinner cooked by the fantastic Roma with help from Kate and Vicki, I am just about able for the Downton Abbey Christmas Special.
Merry Christmas to all friends and family!