Thursday, 26 December 2013

Thursday - Boxing Day continued.

Mike busy carving yesterday's roast beef into slices, as part of today's cold lunch.

Four grandaughters, Amelia, Lucy, Freja, and Tuva watching Grandpapa in action in the kitchen (must admit there's a certain rarity value in this). Amelia is holding the new  great Grandpup, Sheldon. Given that he is still a pup, he's remarkably well behaved and sociable. Not counting Sheldon, there were nineteen of us present.

 Above are ten of the nineteen enjoying a sherry before lunch in the drawing room.

Granddaughter Georgie  officially announced today, that in July she and Andy confidently  expect to add the first of a new generation to our family.   The last member of the family  to be a great grandfather (Mikey's Grandfather, Noel)  titled  himself  'Pa Magna' and as he is no longer around to enjoy that title I intend to assume it.  I know he wouldn't have minded.

By about five thirty every one (except of course Ruth and the girls) were on their way home. We've done most of the clearing away since then, and all's quiet again. Been a lovely Christmas - so far.

                                              Good night All.


Zoe Sprake said...

Wonderful news, congratulations to all!

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you Zoe. I do enjoy babies. I should say we both enjoy babies.

Rog said...

You are indeed a GREAT Grandad Mike! Magna Ificent!
Looks like a lovely clan gathering

LL Cool Joe said...

Just popped over from Pat's blog. Wow I thought we were doing well entertaining 14 people! You have a lovely family.

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you Rog. That's just what it was. Trust you had a good Christmas too?

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you Joe. It's good to hear from you. Yes, it's been a good, hectic Christmas. This afternoon we put Ruth, Tuva, and Freja, on a train at Manningtree for the start of their long, complex, journey back to the North of Sweden; after which things are going to seem quiet here for a while, I think.

Regards, Mike and Ann.

Liz said...

Oooh, Great-Grandparents, how exciting!

That looks like a very lovely family get together you had on Boxing Day.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Liz. Yes, a new baby coming along is always exciting, and especially so as this one is our first Great Grandchild. And it was, as you say, a lovely get-together on Boxing Day. Flew past.