The brown bread was for lunch - the recipe called for a camembert cheese wrapped in pancetta ( we only had bacon) and then wrapped in the dough. I was dubious but it worked out really well - although the bacon needed further cooking so we will have that for tea - and we served it with the leek and potato soup.
Then it was present time - the dogs were banished to their beds and the chaos started. As I said before, we opened one present at a time so the whole process lasted around two hours. Of course it is now time to reveal the mystery presents that caused me such pain - they are called bionic gear bags and have 4 zipped compartments and 5 pockets. Let's just say that they went down well.
I made a lap quilt for my sister in law which she loved and my brother was bowled over by his collection of Dr Who signatures that Mum and Dad gave him - a student of mine managed to collect them for me.
The afternoon finished with a present from my brother Graham - blue crackers with fox masks to make up and then a video needs to be sent of us doing something with a ball to celebrate Leicester City's current success ( don't ask!)
So - onto tonight - it's our Christmas meal and exchanging the home made crackers that we have made. It's over meals like this that the challenges are set for presents tomorrow - gulp!