...to an accidental crime!
So: we spent a wonderful Boxing Day being thoroughly fed and entertained by my sister in law Katie in the West Country. We had a delicious full-on family Christmas lunch, the house was gorgeously christmassy, we had a great day and even left our daughters at her house while we trotted off for a quiet night at mum- and dad- in law's. THEN the lovely Katie took the girls on a mammoth shopping trip to spend their Christmas money, and LEFT US AT HOME TO RELAX. As you'd expect we're super-grateful, and when we came to pick the girls up from their Auntie's this morning, we thanked her and her partner profusely, loaded up the car with all the girls' stuff and then dashed off for our two and a half hour drive home to meet a deadline.
Except when we got home we got a call from said devoted Auntie Katie. "I thought I'd have a lovely turkey sandwich, so I went to the plastic box outside the door to get some, and it had gone...." she said, sadly. Guess where it was? Somehow, it had found its way into our car boot and was at that moment in aforementioned plastic box sitting on our kitchen table, in the company of all the remaining cheese from the cheese course as well ... Imagine my guilt!
So this is a public confession, and apology, all in one. So very sorry Katie, I hope you can forgive us for being such idiots!
Love from Helen xxxxx
PS, Guess what we had for lunch? Turkey stir fry ... errrm, it was nice .... ?