Monday, 2 January 2017
Today marks the end of our annual holiday board game marathon...
....this year I have done particularly badly!
We started with Dominoes, but soon discovered that the cat liked to join in which wasn't conducive to play, so we soon gave up on that and settled in to Draughts (Checkers for US readers)
So each day over our mid day meal we played three games,
Here we are on Christmas Day, eating an ad hoc picnic of cheese and crackers whilst we play.
The drink is non alcoholic
As you can see.....I failed miserably. Martin winning nearly every game.
This is because he is very sneaky and bides his time whilst I merrily move counters without thinking ahead. In one move he managed to hop over four...yes, FOUR of my counters in one move.
....and then....in the evening we played Scrabble...
I failed miserably at that too as you can see... because Martin knows weird words like 'xi' and 'xa' and 'qa' that do not appear regularly in my vocabulary but score high points in Scrabble.
I am 'Numpty'...husband is 'Pillock' which are our regular terms of endearment for each other.
The words actually mean the same thing, we looked it up.
My son sent us a "Stratford upon Avon Special Edition " version of Monopoly for Christmas.
(That is where he lives)
Maybe next year we will have a Monopoly Tournament.