A good Christmas: I was surprised by Beloved. He bought us tickets to Vienna! Oh wow oh wow. No consultation with anyone. I’m so excited. The only reason I feel like this is thanks to Owl: he will be here with the others to look after Ma; otherwise I would be fretting.
And everyone seemed okay with the reduced amount of Christmas presents. No Christmas stockings. It was almost 12 before Ma came in so we started without her and she accepted this. A hard time for her. As she said, ‘Another Christmas without R.’
I went for a walk with Apple today and Beloved made bubble and squeak for lunch.
This morning we met E, Sunny's new girlfriend. Plain, unsmiling, big eyes, bleached blonde hair, off the shoulder top. She brought us a bottle of Chardonnay. I gave her a panetone. It was good of her to drive all the way from C to pick Sunny up. Her Mum has invited all the family for lunch today and she said her grandmother wants to meet him. He’s comfortable with her. She’s not challenging, she makes him meals, she’s sweet to him.