In pictures:

The tree, with presents and stockings unopened.

…and the blur of opening presents…

F did indeed get the SpongeBob clothing he wanted…

…U enjoyed her new jigsaws (and later, Fimbles DVDs)…

B’s Christmas dinner was her favourite – raw ravioli!

…and the children’s aunt H rejoiced in her new slippers.

I was pleased with the Christmas dinner: a starter of Georgian mint and cheese, followed by snails, and then the boar main course with a Georgian bean stew, Belgian endives and a rice preparation of my own devising.

Unfortunately something in the food disagreed with my poor wife who has spent most of the afternoon and evening horizontal (and I won’t describe where she has spent the rest of that time). Still, in between seeing to her needs, we were able to watch and enjoy Doctor Who. More on that later, and elsewhere.

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  1. I met him a few times, too; most recently at the retirement party of a colleague of mine (a fellow historian) back in January or February. He kept up his close links with his former university right the way through his life; and seemed a decent guy.

    And, of course, he is quite wrong about the camel. There are a handful of references to camels in southern France in the seventh and eighth centuries. They were there. but to say that camels were “the main means of goods transport” is to go WAY beyond the evidence!

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