The main event, the girls' meal, was great fun. We laughed a lot, ate a lot and swapped lovely pressies. And all totally without alcohol! It can be done (slight sarcasm alert!). The only problem was that the venue had problems with their heating and it was a bit on the chilly side but the good company and food made up for that.
I was back well in time for tuition which was the last for that family until after Christmas and New Year. Just one more now before my 'holiday' starts. I came home with an interesting looking carrier bag which I am working very hard not to open until Christmas morning!
Today is designated Christmas Prep day although a few things have come along to interrupt that and anyway I'm more or less ready as far as making things is concerned.
The biggie is icing and decorating the cake which I will take slowly and carefully. I also want to make some gingerbread biscotti from a recipe recommended by Sooze, who comments regularly here. Thanks, Sooze.
I also intend getting the Christmas shopping list finished. I'm pretty much there but am having a family meal on Saturday, for which I will need to get stuff and a friend around on Friday for lunch.
And lastly, I need to make up the guest room for Dad, which just involves a quick dust round and making up his bed.
As well as this, I have my personal training sessions over lunch time and then, after school, one of my ex students (and his mum) are coming round for a chat. I'm very much looking forward to that.
I've gone back to classic carol with today's Christmas music. The Willcocks arrangement of Away in a Manger with its beautiful underneath running quaver parts. The altos can't lament about this arrangements.
Sung, of course, by Kings.