Petra slept in until 8am and woke with a smile to tell me that she’d been having Christmas dreams in which Santa came down the flue for the woodburner to put presents on everyone’s stomachs as they slept. She was so busy telling me her story that she didn’t even notice the stocking on the bed beside her. I had to prompt her to get her to notice it.
So far, our day has been mellow. Later there will be children and more presents and lunch for 16, but for now it’s very peaceful