Did you have a good Christmas?
We’ve had a wonderful time and survived the potential disaster of mixing parental units. We were wondering what we were going to do for our first Christmas as a married couple, not wanting to upset any of the parents. As it was, things went really well as my mum and dad came across to join Tany’s folks on Christmas day. With extended family we had 12 people sat around the dinner table. I think it was my favourite Christmas yet. There’s something about having people around to celebrate with.
I’m aware that it’s not the same for all families. I have one colleague who says that putting some of his family together is creating the excuse for World War 3, but I like the fact that even when it can be tough getting together, this season provides the excuse and there can be some surprising results.
The following song makes me smile because it reminds me that not all families are as straightforward as mine, but even with a wild mix of characters, joy can be found in each other’s company.