My second Christmas with the OU.
I can't believe I posted something last year, but you never know: this becomes something of a habit, and for me studying at 5.00am is normal.
This could well be the first year in the last ten when a child hasn't been up by now! (They are 13 and 15). My son, unusually for him, was up at around 12.30am but realised his mistake and went back to sleep. Mrs Santa Claus had paid a visit by then but I don't recall hearing the midnight munching of chocolate money.
There are some wonderful traditions I've read about here.
I particularly like the idea of putting on new pyjamas on Christmas Eve (present no.1) and also having a 'table present' (the last present). As a child's request we're having a roast ham and for the first time in four years my daughter will have some poached fish (cod) having been vegetarian. I don't think she'll stretch to red meat, or even chicken (just yet). We've not asked for an explanation for this change, but delighted to have something else to offer her.
Happy holidays folks, I've got a Residential School from the 11th Jan and TMA2 in early February so I'll be here most mornings
Yes, that is a computer nudging into the frame there.