Time woken by son on Christmas Day: 5.35am with the words "he's been mummy!"
Number of times Amelia/Bea/Ivy asked me why I cook my turkeys on Christmas Eve: in total, around nine times. That's at least three each.
Presents received: numerous
Useful presents received: a few
Unwanted presents received: one, it's brought me out in a rash, I never learn
Number of times aged family members asked me the name of Bea's niece: seven
Number of times aged family members loudly called her the wrong name: numerous
Number of official glasses of wine imbibed: one
Number of unofficial glasses of wine imbibed: a bottle-ful
Number of times Amelia called Mac spoilt: every time he opened a present, therefore around 30
Number of times my back went up during the day: back was permanently up so exact count neglible
Compliments on food received: many, except from Bea's sister-in-law who found fault with everything including the light switch in the toilet
Family rows: three. One involving me and sprouts with Auntie Ivy, one with Janey and Bea's sister-in-law after Bea's sister-in-law called Scarlett "attention seeking" and one with Bea and Ian when Ian refused to eat his carrots. We got away with it I feel.
Number of times Bea's sister-in-law asked if it were "hygienic having those dogs in the house": countless
Number of times my beloved hounds "purposely" paid attention to Bea's sister-in-law: all day long, it was great
Number of massive shocks: one
Number of weddings I have been asked to arrange: one
I hope your Christmas was as merry as mine!