Christmas Day was spent at the Hendy's, with Secret Santa occurring just before Dinner. For the Gentle Readers who may be unfamiliar with the concept, it is also known as Kris Kringle - all names go into a hat, and a person's name is drawn out with another person's name. You then buy for that person, one gift. That way it keeps the cost down, and the stress. Only problem is... I did the draw at MGF Kaz's house, and promptly lost the Secret Santa Assignment pieces of paper before telling everybody who had whom. So guess who ended up without a Secret Santa gift out of the eight people in attendance? Io. Me. I. Moi.
I didn't really mind. I have more than enough stuff. I don't need any more things, I really don't, and I got a kick out of seeing what was in everybody else's parcel. I'm not 11 any more, I don't need those boardgames now.
However, some amongst the assembled throng felt bad for me, especially as Mr G had also forgotten to bring/buy me something for non-Secret Santa Christmas. So, these little earrings, which I took with me just for Show & Tell, became the rescue present - you know, like the boxes of Cadbury's Roses you keep under the tree in case of the arrival of unexpected Gentle Readers.... Lucky for him!
In other news, a photo of the spots is in order, so you can see I wasn't over-exaggerating:
And also the unwelcome visitor to my mother's sewing room:
*Shudder*. I had to leave the room PDQ* after I saw him.
And finally, Mr Golightly and Gus share some Christmas Joy:
I think it's lovely when you can bring happiness to the animals, don't you?
*Pretty Damn Quick