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Melli get's a good scratching from Erika and Chris
The other Xmas elf (aka Erika) helps with the chocolate log (a mid-Atlantic
melange of Delia Smith and Joy of Cooking!)
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Jim (R) makes the chocolate bark (though confusingly not for the log!) with
help from Burke (L)
Then Santa (Burke) arrives to deliver the gifts...but why does he have the
The tree, plus (once again) more gifts than everyone promised they would
And a gentle snow fell...a White Christmas...and the newst visitors (Stef and
Nadine) must work for their Xmas dinner
Then the unwrapping begins...and Kuba (the Alpha female at 170 North Taylor)
enjoys her gift, and Melli helps with the unwrapping!
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Mean while the adults (!) start to enjoy other peoples gifts...but wait is
this R2/D2...no its Nicole trying out the kids medieval helmets
Then the kids show how it really should be done...
Then the champagne (and in Lyanne's case the first of too many!).
L->R Burke, Jim, Lyanne, Antony, Nadine, Nicole, Chris, Steff, Erika and
Debbie; Burke with his three daughters L->R Nadine, Lyanne and Debbie
Yes these people are stressed, as the turkey gets a basting, luckily the
champagne helped avoid major injury
Damm...forgot to take a picture of the flaming (!) pudding!
At the end of the day the only ones left standing...the dog and the kids
(playing the Upword game from Janet)