Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas one and all

Christmas is, understandably, a big deal in our household. We build up to it, we hang beautiful decorations, make chutney, cook three bird roasts, pick a tree from West Wales, spend money on each other, watch family favourites and spend time with our nearest and dearest. It may be too commercialised, the count down may start too early and people certainly spend too much money but at the end of the day, in my experience it unites people and that is always and forever something to be celebrated. 

Our Christmas has changed little over the years, except now I have to set an alarm to get myself up at 8.30 as my body is not quite as enthused at the early rise as it used to be. Anyway, 8.30 means up and dressed, make tea for the parents, grab A, invade Mum and Dad's room stockings in tow and spend a good amount of time delving through our sock of goodies. Then one treasure hunt later we sit down to a full English brunch with champers. It's usually nearing three by the time we move onto tree presents. This ceremony of finding equivalents, examining each present eventually draws to a close along with our eyes, only briefly interrupted by the king of Christmas dinners concocted by my beautiful chef of a mother. I hope, however you spend it that you have a wonderful Christmas full of food, laughter and joy. 

R x

1 comment:

  1. hope you had a great Christmas with your family! :)