Today we had a Christmas lunch for the family, 17 people in all.
Preparation for lunch started nearly two weeks before Christmas Day, with Andrea making the plum pudding for the first time. The day beforehand was spent cooking and preparing as much as possible.
We we were well organised on the day, so it all ran very smoothly. By the time we finished cleaning up the last of the dishes and putting everyting back in its place, it was about 11pm when we rolled into bed and went off to sleep after a fun but tiring day.