We've had a lot of fun this week. On Monday we had a big snowstorm. Here's my son Mikey building a snowman in the back garden.
Later on in the week, we had to go to the US Embassy to renew the kids' passports. That took a lot of time sitting around in the waiting area. Before we got to the Embassy, though we stopped at a great Mexican restaurant in Notting Hill for lunch:
After eating, we went to Portobello Market. What a quirky place it is:
Then it was on to Selfridges on Oxford Street to find Bordon's Egg Nog in their international supermarket:
We went to midnight mass at the church around the corner last night. What a show the Anglicans put on now. Incense, bells ringing inside when something important is said, vicars coming down to the middle of the church to read the Bible near us, etc. The flowers and decor were lovely too. (We went to church because my son has signed up to the play the organ there, and we wanted to check it out. Going to church reminded me of time spent with my religious mother so that was nice. When they asked if I wanted to take communion, however, I declined.)
We finally got to bed at 1:30 this morning but then we were up again to see what Santa had brought. Katie got a calendar featuring her fave man, David Tennant (Doctor Who):
My husband opened his stocking -- he had the Star Trek movie, books and chocolate. My mother had this stocking made for him the Christmas we got married so I use it every year.
I got some great presents -- antiquarian books, Chanel and violet and rose chocolates.
Hope your day was fun. Tell me about it in the comments section if you have time.