Junior has been very pleased with the UFO from the Tasmanian branch of the family. It really, really flies and hovers. If only we had some very tiny cornfields around here. The cricket ball on a piece of elastic for practising batting has likewise been a hit (geddit?) and seems also to have improved the abilty to put bat and ball in the same place at the same time.
Great-grandpa's ABC Shop voucher has been spent (what else) on a book about cricket. The Noodle has yet to find time to ring Grandpa and say thank you, since he has pretty much had his head in said book ever since. He has stopped to eat, but there has been a definite delay.
The Newton's Cradle was likewise a hit with the Noodle and with Melbourne cousin (nearly 14). In fact, it has been such a hit that it may not recover.
Other hits include glazed ham, Mr Kipling's mince pies and some very tasty blue cheese as chosen by the Noodle. Unexpected guests have come to entertain us and contribute to eating our left overs, so it has been all very satisfactory all around.
Now stuff will start to happen again, but for today we are off to swim in some nearby river and eat sandwiches of leftover cheese and greenery.
Hope you are all recovering from the festivities and looking with refreshed rather than exhausted eyes to the new year.