Joyeux noel

This is our last evening in the south of France where we have been for a very peaceful and restorative Christmas chez les parents.  Some traditions are maintained in our family, regardless of the country we celebrate in- the christmas tree, the turkey, the stockings, the carols, the mulled wine- all present and correct.  Add to this milky coffees in steamy cafes, walks through frosty olive groves, croissants for breakfast and kir before dinner and you have a delighfully festive mix.  Alexa has thrived on the attention of four adults, slept like an angel and eaten like a horse.  Home tomorrow.

Happy new year to all.