And here are a few images of the ritual Present Opening in front of the tree.

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For a change, Daddy woke the rest of the family up first, so a little extra sleep was required
zd98urhu.jpg (21061 bytes) Music was the theme this year -

Zoe wanted an urhu (Chinese 2-string violin)

and Lucy wanted a flute so she can play in the school orchestra

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vd98cd1.jpg (21961 bytes) Whilst Mummy and Daddy expressed their musical talents with CDs... nd98cd1.jpg (20572 bytes)
Thank you to the Stallibrasses in England for their presents
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Someone else made a fleeting guest appearance this year, too. Spot who....
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And then on to Daphne and Peter's for lunch - with a few of their friends...
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The noisy end of the table the Noisier end of the table
Thanks, Frasers, for a lovely day!

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