The Christmas Period

Firstly, let me just wish all my readers a happy new year (if I have not already done so in person)! Our new year began well – more on that later.

We had a really nice Christmas break. On Christmas Eve, we went to the carol service at Fordham, which was absolutely packed! It’s been getting more and more busy over the past few years, and this year was no exception. We had people sitting down in the choir stalls, even a few chairs down by the altar! It was great to see so many people there. Straight afterwards we headed down to Kent to stay with Philippa’s parents for a few days.

It was a fairly standard Christmas (i.e. presents, seeing friends, having Christmas dinner etc) so I’ll just post up a few notable bits. On Boxing Day we went into London to see a production of Rapunzel at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (see a review of it here). It was really good – an innovative take on the traditional story. Well worth watching if you can go – it’s not just for kids!

On Friday, we came back home overnight, and then on Saturday went to Ipswich to see my parents. We stayed there until Monday, and then came back on New Year’s Eve. Matthew and Ellie had a party at their house to see in the new year, which quite a few people came to. That was a really good evening, much fun was had. We played a game of ‘Chinese Whisper Charades’ (or whatever you call it), which is a cross between chinese whispers and charades (amazingly enough!) which was incredibly funny. I recorded a short video of it which I may post up at some point.

On New Year’s Day, we went to the Sun Inn at Dedham with Alex for lunch. For some reason they were serving Italian food (I don’t know why a pub in the Suffolk countryside was serving Italian food?!) but it was certainly very delicious.

Anyway, I should probably mention a few Christmas presents… I got a new guitar from Philippa, which I will try and learn to play gradually. I got Philippa a Logitech Harmony 525 Universal Remote Control (she doesn’t like the fact we have a rapidly growing number of remote controls). I will definitely be blogging about that at some point in the near future – I’m still awaiting a reply from Logitech support…

I think that’s a quick summary of what we’ve been up to over the past week or so!

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