On the tenth day of Christmas I did more family stuff. My brother and his family were in Sydney for only 3 or 4 days, so it was really important to take time out to spend with them. Mum and dad came up from Canberra to have dinner with us all last night – together with their 4 grandchildren for the first time, my three and my brother’s 6 month old baby. My parents met the new arrival on their trip to the UK in September, but dad’s been quite unwell since then, so this time together was very precious. In fact, it was so precious that thinking about it too much makes me feel a bit emotional.