"Luckily the visit happened in the Christmas holidays"
Yes, yes. I am lucky beyond anything that my visit to (one of) my childhood home(s) is taking place over the Christmas holidays. The time when I most want to be with family. And I get to be this year. Happy, happy day. Happy, happy week! Happy, happy life!!!
May I wish you these sentiments
"I sincerely hope your Christmas in [insert place here] may abound in the gaieties which that season generally brings..."
– Caroline Bingley, Pride and Prejudice
And perhaps wish me the rest... :-)
"...and that your beaux will be so numerous as to prevent your feeling the loss of the three of whom we shall deprive you."
-Caroline Bingley, Pride and Prejudice
Ha ha. But seriously.
"You are all to come [home] at Christmas."
– Lizzie, Pride and Prejudice
Thank you, Lizzie. I will. Off I go.
Have a most wonderful Christmas, fellow readers, Janeites, and friends!
Thank you for helping make this an excellent year for me, and bringing me joy and happiness. May each of you find it in your lives this Christmas season and all the year long.