I had a pleasant Christmas Day - much better than last year.
Every year I receive a pewter ornament from my cousin in Canada (they come from Nova Scotia). This year it was a polar bear which her cubs.
I started the day by attending a service at Christ Church in the Regent. I must admit I have not been to church for a long time and the service had changed a lot. It was, however, most enjoyable.
Following the service I went straight to the Rest Home and found my hubby being fed some "Rocky road" and wearing a Santa tie that was in his Christmas present from the home. There seemed to be extra staff but I think it could have been the usual number but just that a lot of the residents had gone home for the day (or an hour or so). As it is a hospital rather than the previous dementia unit he was in a lot are able to go home. His lunch was going to be turkey, ham and lamb with all the trimmings.
I gave him his present (a red shirt in a brand he has always liked) and another toy for him to fiddle with. I spent about an hour with him and he was quite happy when I left to go to lunch with my friend/hairdresser who lives around the corner. She had two elderly widows for lunch as well as they would have been on their own. In the afternoon I was pleased to get phone calls from both my stepchildren.
Boxing Day was quiet. The weather has been miserable over the whole holiday period mainly drizzle with some heavy showers but very muggy - I see the humidity has gone down to 82% although it doesn't feel like it.
Today (it is now just after 5 p.m. on the 27th) I went with a friend on a dog walk and then went to visit M and help him with his lunch before going to the shops to change a couple of items. The carparks and the shops were full - I thought having left it until after Boxing Day that it would have been a little easier. Still I sorted everything that I needed. The sun has finally come out. I see that on Saturday we finally have a fine day forecast (although only the one day).