Well it was a strange break. Christmas was really nice, Emma is really old enough to enjoy it now and hence we had a really good time.
Immediately following Xmas (well the 27th/28th) I came down with Flu (it might of been a bit mannish but I did feel quite bad) by the time new year came though I felt like I had turned a corner a bit which meant a few beers some champagne and a late night, Cath and I don't stop up until 2am very often these days and it was really nice.
New years day we did a less extravagant repeat of Christmas dinner but it was very nice indeed. Things started to go a little pear shaped later that day when I felt a little tired and Ill, at first I just thought it was the flu coming back to haunt me, but by 8pm I was in bed and by 10 I was throwing up quite badly, everybody else was fine though so we were trying to work out what I had eaten that nobody else had, all we could think of was some fresh orange juice I had bought from Tesco's the same day. Anyhow I was pretty sick all night and very weak the day after. On the Saturday we were due to drive up to my parents and have our third xmas day, we were thinking of cancelling it until the last minute when I felt a lot better so we went anyway, this turned out to be quite a bad move as Emma got the same sickness while we were away, this was quite scarey as she has always been so healthy and even as a very small baby she was hardly ever sick, she looked a little peaky the next morning but got over the after effects much quicker than I did, we did the drive home in a single 3.5 hour stint and Emma slept for the entire journey. By Tuesday Cath had the same Illness and was held up in bed so I had to take the day off to look after her and Emma.
It turned out we had the Norovirus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norovirus which apparently thousands of people get every year. It's pretty bad I can assure you and was the worst I had felt in 20 years. On a happier note I feel fine now and it's Friday so time for beer.
Have a great weekend.