I don't know how people cope with having loads of family around at Christmas, it makes me feel quite claustrophobic. Trying to find enough chairs/plates, who wants tea/coffee/whatever, lots of people talking at once.. I know some people thrive on the hustle and bustle but I just want to escape to a quiet corner somewhere with a good book.
I haven't done much physically over the last few days, other than the odd short dog walk, but I realised that we have seen friends/family every day since Friday. Combined with a drive up to the Cotswolds and back, I can't believe how exhausting it's been. Tomorrow I have a day off from talking to anyone other than my husband and my dog, hurrah!
Oh, we talked about the dinghies last night... one of them is a single-hander which I sail on my own; the other is a 2-man old wooden Firefly which I sail with Mr H. We agreed to keep them (not that I was going to be making any big decisions now anyway) and just carry on pottering about in it as we do now. ie. not worrying that we don't go out every weekend or for hours at a time. I must stop comparing myself to the other people in the sailing club, those who are passionate about it. The sort that go racing on Boxing Day even when it's -6C and there is 3" of ice on the slipway.
While they are doing that, Mr H. and I willl be getting on our walking boots and woolly hats and heading for higher ground.