Six adults sat around our small table for Sunday lunch. Grandbaby had her high chair. We've more or less settled into our temporary digs and it feels quite cozy. Almost like being in the apartments we lived in as married students at college so long ago. Baked ham, Twice-baked potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower gratin and a coleslaw made for a good meal. A plate of Christmas baking rounded out the menu.
Mid-afternoon we went for a walk. We're enjoying a very mild winter so far and walking is very pleasant.
By the time we headed home the light was fading fast. The days might be lengthening, but progress is imperceptible.
It was a good start to a New Year. Family gathered together, good food, the enjoyment of nature.
Our travelers are now in Italy and were invited to an Italian home for New Year's Eve. They say one of the great wonders of Italy, alongside the Coliseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, is the amount of food and wine Italians can put away. It was a fantastic experience for them.