It has to go down as one of the best Christmases ever! Had a swim first, then champers, stockings, breakfast, bucks fizz, pressies, more champers, another swim, more champers... etc etc. We watched a film in Pete and Mary’s movie room downstairs on a screen the size of which would outdo a town cinema - during which time the Turkey was slowly cooking on the Barbie outside and wafting its aroma down the stairs.
More booze and more food and we ended the evening with a hilarious game of charades – which if course the girls team won.
“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins