Our low-key Charlie Brown Christmas turned into quite the party! Our relaxed celebrations around a campfire attracted more members of the family, friends and neighbours.
The gazebo was packed, people wandered in and out the house, we had a huge pot of Seafood Chowder on the go all day long, and people turned up with armfuls of food.
But very little booze!
My sister-in law surprised me with a basketful of " British goodies" - a DVD of "Last of the Summer Wine", a British newspaper, jars of marmalade......and tea.
Let's have a "spot of tea" she said in a terrible fake British accent....
So that's exactly what we all did. I had pots of tea and coffee, and hot chocolate all day long.
And everyone seemed really happy.
Zero Booze. Optimum Happiness. And a little touch of home.
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas too!