Posted by Tania Kindersley.
Is really all I wanted to say.
It was a lovely day. The lunch was cooked by a perfect team. I did the gravy. (Secret: an entire bottle of Marsala.) No one shouted, stormed out, or got drunk, which is a bit of a miracle, when an extended family of 24 is gathered. There was a lot of laughter. Everyone looked elegant, the children were adorable, and the dogs had a high old time, finding themselves part of a pack of seven.
I hope you all had a fine time. I wanted especially to send out special Christmas wishes to my dear, dear readers. One of the great surprises of this year has been how much I have come to love this blog, and how touched and delighted I have been by all your many kindnesses.
One quick Christmas photograph for you, of my sister's beautiful table:
And the view of the hill from her house:
And if I can say so without sounding too madly hippy: I wish you all peace and love.
Finally, of course Christmas would not be Christmas without SNOW DOGS: