Hosting Christmas for the first time!

This year, for the very first time, we hosted Christmas in our own home.  I always knew it would be strange.  There have been less than a handful of Christmasses in my whole life that have not been spent at home with my parents.  The first was when they were living in a rented property between house purchases and they didn’t want to have to cook Christmas dinner in the tiny kitchen so we went to a hotel in York for Christmas lunch, it was strange and we all agreed it just felt like a posh Sunday.  The second was four years ago when we went to my Mother in Law’s for Christmas when again, for me anyway, it just felt like a Sunday.  And then this year.  Part of the issue is of course that Christmas, for my family at least, is all about tradition and routine.  We all…

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