Talking of Christmas ... I just booked our works’ Christmas do night. Three kitchens are getting together and I’m sorting it all out. Our first choice was already fully booked and that was the middle of August!!
Dogs come when called, cats take a message and get back to you at their convenience.
They seem to get on fine. They always have. My MIL phones my dad two or three times a week. FIL is losing the plot a bit now and doesn’t really have much conversation so they both get a nice chat out of it.
My dad is from Manchester as well and they were brought up fairly close to each other so it gives them plenty to reminisce about.
That's really good to hear Mags and so nice of your MIL to do that So if you get well organised this year with the in-laws, your Christmas could possibly be a bit calm and cozier this year?
That sounds like it will be a good bash PM and agree the food will be good
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