Christmas Eve was lovely. Dragon and Star spent a couple of hours doing a treasure hunt all around the croft and surrounding area that our lovely Rum friend Vikki had organised for them as a Christmas present.
|Thanks Vikki :)|
We met the boat which brought us a pile of Christmas cards and the very last present I'd been hoping might arrive, we met up with various people for mulled wine and mince pies at the village hall, we tracked Santa on google earth and then we came home. We had venison steak for dinner and watched festive TV on the laptop while I iced the Christmas cake. Traditional Christmas Eve pressie of new pjs and then we attempted an early night for Dragon and Star which was probably as successful as every other parent the world over attempting early Christmas Eve nights for their children! We started a new Christmas Eve tradition of bacon sandwiches post midnight and finally went to bed around 2am.
Christmas Day started very early with present opening, cinnamon rolls for breakfast and bucks fizz.
Genuinely early nights all round.
Boxing Day was a late start, we had a walk on the beach around Loch Scresort to blow away some cobwebs and work off some of the chocolate.
|I love seeing this sight - my two children, deep in conversation with each other, dog by their side.|
|if the dog doesn't ruin the shot the stray branch will!|
|moonrise over the loch|
|crazy barking puppy|
|playing chicken with the waves, only one possibly result!|
|there are Goddards under those waterproofs!|
|footprints in the sand - red deer, Rum ponies and seabirds.|