I decided to ask Penny if she had a favourite Christmas memory she could share with us, and here it is.
'I remember the Christmas I was 8 years old (1999) and I got my first Pokemon game for my Nintendo Gameboy and we were staying at Granny and Grandpa's. Ben also got a Pokemon game and we spent the whole of Christmas Day playing them, either in the study or the living room, very close to the fire as it is so cold at Granny's!'
I also remember that Christmas, although we don't have many photos of Christmas Day. Unfortunately Hugh's family don't like having their photos taken and make a real fuss, so in order not to upset them I very rarely take photos when we are down staying with them. This is the only photo taken on Christmas Day, although the one below was taken at our house a couple of days before we went away. I took a photo like this of the two of them for quite a few years, starting from when Penny could stand on her own at about 18 months. The last one that they would stand together for I think that Ben was about 14 - after that he got too self conscious!