Monday, December 26, 2016
Yesterday wasn't the best Christmas we've spent at my sister's. Such days are long in the past, irretrievably so, but I'm glad to have had them and enjoyed recalling various moments from those better days. However, due largely to Noi's good offices and magnificently patient efforts in the kitchen, I can't think of a day when we've been able to be of such real help to someone else, so that made the day very much worthwhile. Oh, and I also got to see my grand niece for the first time, and she was lovely and smiling and bubbly and interested in everything and, we hope and pray, has many genuinely joyful Christmases to come and memories to make.