|Messin' with the guests (1). Left to right here, Liz, Augustin,|
Mum/Marion (top) and Clara
|Best behaviour for the cameras obviously.|
We have enjoyed one of our best Christmasses of recent years, we all got on like a house on fire and had the break full of happy, jokey banter and chat, sometimes in full French with Liz working hard to dig up all the old vocab' and grammar of her fluent 'au-pair-in-Toulouse' days and massively impressing the Parisians (I am winging it!), sometimes with me stumbling along in 'schoolboy' mode making them laugh (The English are so charming with their mistakes) and sometimes with the visitors equally keen to practice their English. 'They' were AB, his Mum (Marion) and his younger sister, Clara.
|Oeufs de Noël?|
|Cutting the Christmas Cake.|
|AB is a mad keen Chelsea fan. Liz knitted him this CFC hat.|
|Good French people arrive bearing gifts - this massive array of|
good trad, strong cheeses, wine, chocs, tea and coffee
|Possibly the best 'hang' we have ever done. |
Succulent and delicious.
|That ham, sliced. Our own pig, of course|
|All organised. There are lists on the fridge.|
|Duckling visible under our broody on the 26th|