Hairy Maclairy is going to Blossom’s home for Christmas. It was going to happen sooner or later, and I’m not really upset. But it will be different. I’ll miss him on Christmas Day.
It does mean that Mouse and I will have sole control of the Christmas tree, although actually, we usually don’t allow Handsome or Hairy to help anyway. Taste wars. And I’ve just realised that this will be the perfect opportunity to wean him off his Christmas stocking! After all, I never imagined that I would still be doing that when they a) no longer (spoilers) believed in Santa and b) went to bed much later than me.
They are coming back to us almost immediately afterwards, in time for the pantomime (Cinderella this year) and to see most of the family, as well as being with us on New Year. Actually, now I think about it, we’ve got them for most of the holiday… I hope they stay right through rather than going back to Glasgow.