This year we celebrated Christmas at home and played hosts (for the very first time). We had a great time. I hope you did too.
Present-opening was a chaotic affair – as it should be!
This video will give you a good idea 🙂
There was also plenty of food and drink consumed!
A visit from “grandpa and Noreen” meant it was an early taste of Christmas last weekend for the kids!
I was in London with work this work. Here’s some bits and bobs of what I managed to see while I was there.
This is a new sculpture at Aldgate, commemorating Geoffrey Chaucer. There’s some interesting information about it here. Apparently there’s an owl somewhere in the rafters but I only found that out later.
‘Paleys Upon Pilers’ Sculpture at Aldgate
On Tuesday I visited the John Sloane Museum for their once-a-month candlelit evening opening. It’s an eclectic collection of Roman/Egyptian artefacts and Victorian narrative paintings set in a mini-architectural maze. Quite wonderful and well worth the visit. Unfortunately they don’t let you take a camera inside, but you can browse some pictures here if you like.
John Sloane Museum
And here’s some of the more ‘famous’ sights from near Tower Gateway where I was staying.
The Girl and the Dolphin
Tower of London
On 1 December we put up our Christmas tree.