we had Christmas elves galore . . .
sparkly conundrums (thank you Margaret and Steve - still not gotten to taste my amazing birthday champers!!):
'wouldn't roll' swiss rolls:
flaming moments - when we nearly lost the turkey, the kitchen and Mike, in that order - and here are the charred remains of the hastily chucked out flaming t-towels to prove it! See below:
retrospective moments, when we wished we'd taken photos of the flames in action - but it was all hands on deck as panic reigned for a long few minutes!!!!
but, excitement over, we got to sit down sedately and enjoy the turk
followed by frenzied gamblin' - San Francisco style Liar's Dice (thanks Chuck) and I have to say, I was pretty good at this . . . What does that say about me!!!!
the great cutting moment:
mysterious mummies . . .
and fabulous friends
CHEERS TO ONE AND ALL AND HAPPY NEW YEAR ! ! !