So, we went to the Leela Palace (nearest hotel to us - so easiest for Simon to drive!) - for the ultimate gastronomic experience and also some family time.
After 3 1/2 hours of indulgence we staggered homeward for some badminton. Santa bought the boys rackets! This was a different Christmas in some unexpected ways - Adam, who has the downstairs bedroom was woken at 6.40 am by Pranav (who was apparently 2 hours 40 mins late from the pre-planned prescribed time!) knocking on his window. Pranav then came in for a while and then returned back home across the street. Adam was very impressed he got a play date on Christmas morning! I was just surprised I didn't hear any of this......
Having spent so long at lunch, playing badminton, board games etc.etc. there was no TV, and no computer switched on at all, all day which is unusual for us. Though maybe, Simon snook a peak at his blackberry when I wasn't looking! However, over the Christmas period, we have been very thankful for the wonders of modern technology to keep in touch with all our family and friends - be it telephone, skype, email, facebook, mail....it's made the miles seem less - Thanks guys!
Sadly, Simon is back at work tomorrow - so it was a very short Christmas. In the 20 years that I have known him - this is the first year he will have worked between Christmas and New Years - hopefully not a new tradition!!