We wanted to keep it simple this year.
Hadn’t felt much like Christmas, until the last minute.
On Christmas Eve we decorated the little Christmas tree then sat down to a gourmet, cold spread.
Just the two of us,
before the Christmas Day travelling.
Salmon dip, Brie, turkey, mortadella, sun-dried tomato and feta salad, Greek salad, rocket leaves. Elderflower and lime cider.
Each mouthful an explosion.
Then a crimson light washed over the room, through the window,
and coloured our faces as on a hot day.
We rushed out mid-bite to watch the glorious sunset.
The sun melted behind the ‘veggie patch’,
a dormant garden ringed by pine trees.
Our own Christmas light show, the natural way!
Reminded me: the simple things in life are often the best.