We used to meet in my nan's lounge on Christmas Day. Over the years our family has grown. My cousins now have partners and their own families. Partner's families are now also included at Christmas. Gradually we all began to celebrate separately.
This year we decided to start a new tradition. We hired a room at a local pub, all chipped in for a buffet style meal, and all agreed to just buy presents, and bring presents, for the children.
I like this new tradition.
The Christmas tree.
My dad and Tommy.
Look who I found at the bar. Like father, like son!
There was also football. As a family we do like our football.
It was a lovely day, even though I lost my voice and had to whisper.