Back from Christmas with the inlaws in remote part of Devon.
Snow everywhere and NO BROADBAND CONNECTION!!! MIL has been waiting for us to arrive so that Adrian can fix it. He went through all his tests and then patiently tried to explain for the best part of three days that it was their ADSL line at fault and he could not fix it. I still don't think she believes him. Even this morning as we were loading the car she was suggesting rebooting the modem. Adrian has ordered her to make a phone call.
I must thank NORAD Dorset (Claire) for texting updates on Santa's progress so we could ensure Steven was in bed on time.
Steven surfaced at 7am on Christmas morning and did rather well thanks to Santa and his helpers.
Traditional christmas lunch was served but two things confused me. 1. boiled mushrooms and 2. is it normal to pour beef gravy over turkey?
Tried building a snowman in their garden after lunch but it was that pointless powdery stuff that won't stick together so we just ran around in it. Highlight of my day was a woodcock flying overhead.
Evening meal was cold turkey and bread and pickles.
Boxing Day we took the dogs to Bude for a run on the beach. Frozen sand was interesting.
Lunch was cold turkey and bread and pickles.
Afternoon spent reading.
Dinner was cold turkey and bread and pickles.
Snuck to bed early with a book and some grapes.
Drove home today - took nearly 6 hours but happy to be back in the land of vegetables and stable internet connection.
There are photos on facebook - will put some on here when I get the chance.