Presents were saved until after the wonderful meal prepared by three Mrs Hinsons and a Miss Hinson assisted by master carver Mr J whilst the children did their best to entertain me and Mr R.
They (the presents) were then distributed by Tom at lightening speed and opened with great efficiency.
There was a short expedition to put the hens to bed which resulted in a small amount of sledging. I think it is the first true white Christmas in my lifetime....well I can't remember one. I don't think I want any more though as temperatures of -10 C don't entertain me and it is getting really difficult to get water to the hens even though they have started laying and we have 3 baby Jesus eggs!