Christmas 2008

Here are a few photos from our Christmas day and yesterday (Sunday) when we were decorating the cake that Lorraine’s mum sent. The long-haired French dude is Sebastien, our au pair, who left on boxing day after six months with us.

We had a lovely Christmas day. The kids got a Thomas the Tank(en) Engine train set and a garage along with loads of cars. Freya didn’t wake up until 8 so we were quite lucky. Santa had left a few presents outside the bedroom door, including a Flip Mino camcorder for Lorraine, so we opened them before going down to see what Santa had left downstairs. Lorraine shot a lot of video on the Flip and we’ll hopefully get some online soon. It actually took a while to copy across to the computer, but hopefully that’s just because we were using the keyboard’s USB connector and it’ll be faster going straight in.

So, enjoy the photos and we’ll be back with video soon!


  1. Lightchaser says:

    [this is good] Wow, fantastic photos. I just have to ask — what camera do you use? That last photo of the kids is just gorgeous. I guess it always helps to have such good looking subjects!

    Have yourself a very happy New Year!

  2. Thanks. It’s a Nikon D70s, so rather long in the tooth by today’s standards. It’s a 50mm f/1.8 lens, so that helps in poor light, which it always seems to be in my house! It gives a nice shallow depth-of-field at f/1.8.

    And a Happy New Year to you when it comes!