We had a lovely Christmas together and the rain even managed to hold off all day. Starting with the kids opening their stockings in the morning. I thought Maya would be better at this this year, as last year she didn’t really get the concept but she was rather too distracted and wailed every time Kiran pulled something out, forgetting about her own stocking. Toddlers – eesh. My family and the kids cousins then came over for present unwrapping with favourites being a toy parachute and some wooden eggs. I always seem to forget how little it takes to make kids happy – we didn”t even get to the ‘main’ presents until boxing day afternoon. At lunchtime we headed over to my dad’s hotel where we (or rather made’s sister) cooked up a feast of mostly Indonesian food and a giant bowl of sangria. The kids ate first as they were starving and we left them playing and Kiran napped while we were eating. Half way through dinner we were interrupted by all 3 of them crying and screaming and went to find maya had got hold of the hose and was spraying everyone so we had three very wet children. Luckily I’d brought a change of clothes. I think I’ll always miss having a ‘normal’ Christmas back in Europe but our Balinese version with family, friends, sunshine and smoked chicken is pretty good too.