If my travel arrangements have to be cancelled it will be a minor disappointment, but for the people who are facing the brunt of this flooding it must be horrendous. It makes me grateful to be warm and dry tonight (and to know that the river that runs outside my building isn't unusually high at the moment).
On a more cheerful note I got books for Christmas, quite a lot of books - as you can see. I also bought some for myself through the month (not pictured) so I've got lots to keep me busy and happy for the coming months. People obviously know I like books (and okay, I might have told my family just to raid my Amazon wish list for inspiration).
Anyway, in the company of my mother, sister, and Tally (the dog) we managed a quiet and relaxed Christmas (that might have been despite Tally) and I'm feeling extremely grateful for the good things that came my way and left over pudding.
It is very much a dogs life.
(She's sort of allowed on beds)