WITH THE FAM­ILY GROWN, WE’LL HAVE CHRIST­MAS DAY ON OUR OWN

Daily Express - - Richard & Judy -

JWITH our grown-up chil­dren build­ing their own nests and busily pop­u­lat­ing them with new tiny chicks, Christ­mas gets more com­pli­cated ev­ery year.

No longer do we gather round the din­ing ta­ble on Christ­mas Day. There are other grand­par­ents to visit be­fore the off­spring can join you over the turkey and plum pud­ding.

And no one has a clue what they’re do­ing un­til the last minute.

Our long-booked New Year’s Day lunch at our favourite Cor­nish ho­tel started off with a ta­ble for ten plus as­sorted tinies, and is now down to just four of us plus the new­est sprog of all. Box­ing Day is now the big fam­ily re­union at our house.

Richard and I, alone on Christ­mas Day for the first time ever (sob), are go­ing out to have our lunch at a lo­cal pub. I’m sure ev­ery­one else will be sur­rounded by fam­ily and we’ll look like Billy No-Mates in the cor­ner.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.