Merry Christmas to everyone unfortunate or bored enough to be reading this entry. I thoroughly appreciate your attention nonetheless. As per our usual Christmas rituals in this house, we gathered to share presents in front of the tree, had breakfast and took the dog for a walk in Dalby Forest. There's an easy, scenic walk that passes some wooden carvings of The Gruffalo and affords him a chance for a swim (the dog, not the Gruffalo - the latter is an inanimate carving).
On getting home we cleared up and had a marvellous Christmas dinner, then spent the rest of the day in that post-xmas slump, consuming truly dire television and regretting overeating.
I was lucky enough to receive some truly fantastic medical-themed gifts (see the above video for the full rundown) from my family. Among them were Vinod Patel's Clinical Skills textbook, a book written by a heart surgeon and a plastic surgical skull.
From my mother came these wonderful cufflinks, which present an interesting pair of outcomes. Either I graduate medical school and upon qualifying become able to wear them, or I fail disastrously and they serve as a reminder of my failure for the rest of my life. We'll work out which one it is at a later date.
I sincerely hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day and wish you a Happy New Year.