Everything was ready, we had the open log fires burning, the beautiful beamed cottage cozy and welcoming, lots of ideas for the main feast on Christmas day, and three very well loved pets for us to pamper.
The main street of the village/town was bustling with tourists enjoying the long break from work this year.
We, unfortunately, came down with the flu a few days before the big event and had to cancel our planned program of events.
We spent a few days in bed, and could not face any of the rich, tasty food we had planned or that was being shown us constantly on the television.
Never mind, we made up for it after Christmas, although not in such a perfect setting for such an occasion.