Tuesday, December 27, 2011

We got there!

So Christmas arrived at last. How did it go for you? My parents arrived on Christmas eve in the afternoon when most of the preparations wre finished. The neighbours loved their gifts. We gave some of the jam and chutneys with a vintage saucer filled eith our homemade sweets. We usually give homemade gifts of one type or another. One year we planted crocus bulbs in teacups! One of the neighbours rang to say how lovely the present was and how much they look forward to their gifts each year.It was so lovely to receive the call as you never know whether the homemade gifts are wanted or indeed appreciated.
Christmas day went well, now the children are almost grownup it was a late start-a far cry from a few years ago when a three o'clock start was the norm! The day was organised with lunch on time which my parents greatly appreciated and then a walk into the local countryside to blow away the cobwebs. I dearly wanted to watch Downton Abbey but that's not to everyone else's taste so I will have to catch up on that as soon as possible.
More family arrived on Boxing day and we had atypical boxing day supper of cold turkey, roast ham, cheeses, coleslaw and new potatoes.
All guests disappeared at different times today and so this afternoon was spent recovering in front of the tv watching films and some comedy. Bliss..........


Beth said...

Sounds like the perfect Christmas, I can't wait for my boys to sleep a little longer on the day, they did manage 6am so not too bad. We didn't watch Downton Abbey either as we were at my Sister's but we're saving it as a treat for this week. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Beth/The Linen Catx

Mrs H said...

Enjoy those early starts- my sister and I were discussing the other day how th emagic isn't quite the same any more! Although Santa does still visit here even when you are nearly grown up!