I trailed round the shops in Winch, M&S was especially mental with all those people buying posh Christmas vol au vents, and caught up with the family as much as I could. Christmas Eve was one of the few chances to see a couple of the Spoons, and Lil surpassed herself in giving me a travel Balderdash (which was enjoyed with much hilarity on Christmas day!) and Spongebob Squarepants tree decorations - awesome! Christmas itself was traditionally cosy, with presents in the morning and a slap-up de-lish luncheon to make us all feel satisfactorily stuffed.
Boxing day at the G's was equally yum, with the added fun of childrens' playgrounds in the morning (where the 'grown-ups' had a blast!) and an insane round of Articulate in the eve. Oh, and the stick game.
All hail the holy helium stick!
Saw a few more spoons on the Sat morning for a quick brek at Starbucks (gotta make the most of their caramel hot chocs, there are no Starbucks in Sweden :O), before heading back to the land of minus degree temperatures. John had a great surprise for me on Sun, as a final part of my Christmas present. We went go-carting!!! It was terrifying what with certain people crashing into me on more than one occasion (grrr), but we both managed to do our laps in under 60 seconds, and remain in one piece.