Unfortunately, Flo and I are spending Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day at home in the UK as Flo has to work on the Eve and Boxing Day itself.
However, after she finishes work on Boxing Day, it is straight down to Dover for an early boat on the 27th and we plan on arriving in Carmaux that evening. First task on arrival will be to get the tree up, wreath on the door and crack open the wine. Mother-in-law will, I am sure, have got the fire lit and a meal on the go by the time we arrive as she is like that regardless of how much we tell her to relax!
Next day it is straight down to the local Super U to buy a television so that we dont miss the New Years Day concert from Vienna and to stock up for the rest of our time there.
French family will be joining us for a big meal on New Years Day and sometime between when we arrive and then we will invite the neighbours and our builder (who rescued the situation with the oil tank in October) over for apero - we need to speak with him about some modifications to the drive, a new car port and some work on the house.
The only down side is that I have to be back at work on the 7th January so we have a boat to catch from Calais on the 6th.
Really looking forward to this!!!