Christmas 2009 – What I’ve Been Up To


Well, what a busy fortnight! My last blog post was about our Christmas Tree. It now looks rather, er… ‘bald’, and with a large percentage of its needles having fallen off, we have enjoyed a brilliant Christmas.

I have enjoyed a great Christmas, right throughout the entire of December. I’ve been in a couple of concerts, visited Matthew to hear his university orchestra in Bristol, assisted to direct our church’s Sunday School Christmas nativity (which required producing a PowerPoint of background images and visuals), and taken photographs of the church Christingle service on Christmas Eve.

Then, on the big day itself, we opened our ‘Father Christmas’ presents first, then headed to church. After that, we did our usual Christmas Day walk down by the river, then headed home. Dad prepared the meal, while Mum brought Grandad around. We sat down together for the food, and I remembered the Christmases gone by with what are now ‘absent friends’. The rest of the day was lovely, especially when I received the computer, which has kept me quiet all week!

My maternal uncle and aunt, and their daughter India, came down on Sunday. We had roast beef with all of the trimmings, before exchanging yet more presents! We look forward to seeing dad’s sister and brother-in-law on Saturday.

I have also finally had an opportunity to edit and upload a backlog of videos to YouTube. Clicking the blue YouTube name there will take you to my YouTube page. Alternatively, you can just click on the little screenshot to the left of this text, which will also take you to my YouTube page.

Other than that, there’s little more to say to do with Christmas. We have had visitors around today, from my dad’s work, who have watched the lights. Neither have seen them before, and there is always something magical about one’s first viewing.

You can see a photo gallery of ‘Christmas 2009’ by clicking here.

Best wishes for 2010,


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Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a twenty-something from Maidenhead in Berkshire, working for ITV News.