My farmer was in a supermarket queue with a police office on Christmas Eve.
He asked if she was looking forward to a quiet day the next day.
She said the morning was usually fairly peaceful but when over indulgence of alcohol kicked in as the day wore on it could get busy and unpleasant.
Our Christmas Day couldn’t have been more different.
We spent it with extended family, relaxed and happy all day.
We don’t exchange gifts with our siblings and stop giving to nieces and nephews when they turn 21; we keep the food simple and share the preparation and clearing up.
We enjoy each others company, laugh lots and end the day at least as close to each other as we were at the start.
Yet another reminder to count my blessings.