I had this great plan to do 'before' and 'after' pics of the turkey, however, I got too wrapped up in the excitement of the day and forgot to take any more photos till much later. The prosecco and wine had nothing to do with it!
Cole (Rachel's dog) watches the turkey being prepared.
This is George, Bethan's dog. Funny how they end up at Nan's house.
They've both got their Christmas bows on.
Rachel, Bruno and girls didn't exactly have the Christmas they had planned. Every year they go skiing, unfortunately this year there was no snow. So they drove half way across France, to discover that the ski lifts were not in operation, no lift passes were even being issued, as there was still no snow, so they had a couple of nights in a b & b, turned round, and headed for Chirk. Mum had a phone call on 23rd: "how big is the turkey?" Very disapointing for them that their holiday was in effect cancelled, but we were delighted to have their company over Christmas. It's been a very long time since we were all together at this time of year. So that made it 13 for dinner: Mum & Tony, Me & Dave, Rachel & Bruno, and their three girls, Rhiannon, Iona and Nia, Bethan, Adrian, Adrian's Mum, and Bethan's son Robert, who had come up from London to spend Christmas dinner with his Nan - what a star!
Rhiannon, Rachel & Mum
Rhiannon & Rachel
Everybody (well, almost)
We had to put two tables together to seat us all.
This is Tony's ingenious solution for the different table heights
The sunlander beer survived Christmas, and was kept cool in the cratch. It says on the box 'best before 10/01/15' Oh, I think we can manage that.