Well, its coming up to Christmas, so I thought I'd remind us all of some old traditions. Here's Baz getting very excited around the table as we were having Christmas dinner, and of course he's wearing a paper hat. This was all part of Christmas in our house when he was around!
Wednesday night, met up with Paul, Jage, Ironbeard, Clive and Ian at The Gun. Unfortunately Lev couldn't make it due to work commitments. Looks like a bit of a heated discussion! Photo taken with mobile phone, hence the less than perfect quality!
We went up the West End to meet Siv's friend Inger Lise, with her husband Bilal (or Bill Baker ;-) ) with their son Rudi. We went to a Lebanese restaurant 'Noura' on the junction of Jermyn Street and Regent street. Very nice food, and Siv got to keep the fancy bottles of Norwegian water they serve there. And Rudi was very proud of his new Bart Simpson belt!!!
On the Saturday, before we came home, we went for a walk around Hampton Court gardens, as it was such a nice day. A bit chilly, but nice to be out and about. And walking through the grounds we saw this little robin in a bush, we were able to get within a couple of feet from him!And here was a Japanese Persimmom...all the leaves had gone, but just the fruit was left!
We went to Siv's company Xmas party on Friday. It was held at Hampton Court! There were drinks beforehand in one of the great halls in Hampton Court, and we moved on to the Garden Room for the actual dinner. Here we are all dressed up. Siv didn't fancy walking through the grounds in her nice shoes, so she came prepared!!!
We went to Trafalgar Square tonight to see the annual lighting of the Norwegian Xmas tree that is given to London by Norway. It was lit by Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Crown Prince Haakon was also there along with the children Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Marius Borg Høiby. Read about it here: www.norway.org.uk/norwayuk/christmastree/christmastree.htm Very crowded with loads of people....consequently the photos were a bit slapdash!!
Then walking back through Covent Garden we came across these huge chandelier decorations in Seven Dials....very impressive!