A Fabulous Christmas…


Turkey and stuffing, garlic and rosemary roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, honey-roasted parsnips, gravy, chocolate, crisps and dips, salted caramel cake…

At the minute, I don’t think that I want to look at food ever again.

It’s been three glorious days of Christmassy fabulousness. The Bloke and I spent our first Christmas at home together – normally we individually travel and stay with our own families – and it was also our first as a married couple. I had spent weeks planning and organising so that by the time it got to Christmas Eve we didn’t have to do anything, and it paid off. I received my first Christmas card with ‘wife’ on it, was spoilt with presents, we had a lazy breakfast-in-bed accompanied by a rather grumpy cat who had been forced to wear his reindeer jumper. We watched films, ate more food than either of us could handle, had a bit of a snooze, watched more films, laughed, joked and just enjoyed being in each other’s company while curling up on the couch under a duvet. It was warm and cosy, and so much fun. We even had snow on Boxing Day, so it was an almost White Christmas.

Unfortunately, my family didn’t quite have the same experience. My youngest sister and my brother-in-law, who were hosting Christmas for everyone came down with a sickness bug, so my mum spent the day with my niece while they rested. My middle sister and her boyfriend went to his family’s house instead to avoid getting ill themselves… I felt awful for them! They’ve decided to recreate Christmas this weekend, although my mum is now ill so I’m not sure how it’s going to work out as yet – hopefully everyone will be feeling better soon!

And now is the time between Christmas and New Year where it’s a nothingness of sorts – the period of being in limbo where the cleanup begins and the planning starts for welcoming in 2018. After being away from the blog and social media I’m excited to get back to it again, and The Bloke and I are starting to declutter and work out what we don’t need anymore. I’m looking forward to catching up and making plans…

How was your Christmas?

30 thoughts on “A Fabulous Christmas…

  1. Crimbo Limbo has truly set in lol!
    Glad your Christmas went well… shame about the rest of the family! That bug has ruined a lot of Christmases!!!!

      • Yes I’ve see it so many times today. That’s why it came to mind Lol!
        Christmas was SO busy! Finally got a day of nothing today(apart from a quick Asda dash!)
        But it was good to see family! 😍

      • This wasn’t even including my side lol! We saw my parents on the weekend. They came down. And skyped my bro in Finland on Christmas. Hubby’s cousins were down on Christmas eve until midnight on Christmas day then we drove to my sis in law ‘s family yesterday… I’m ready for 24 hours in bed to be honest! Thank God for school holidays!!!!

  2. I’m glad your first Christmas as an official Mrs. went perfectly. I spent four days enjoying peace and quiet, a few Christmas flicks and indulged in some much needed reading.

  3. Sounds like you had an idyllic Christmas. Shame about the rest of the family. Ours was quiet, just me, hubby and my daughter. Still eating turkey and have just started the Panettone that I bought in Italy last month.

    Happy New Year!

  4. Your Christmas sounds lovely, shame about others in your family not being well. Hopefully they’ll be on the mend soon.
    You’re right about this “limbo” period, doesn’t help when we have insurance issues still dangling due to the flooding here but never mind. All will sort itself out. Happy Christmas memories still linger. Enjoy the last few days of 2017. 🙂

  5. Since I retired in 2005, every day is a holiday and Christmas is just another one of those days. What did I do on Christmas day … I went and saw a film with lots of singing in it, and that evening I drove 17 miles to join a vegan potluck followed by karaoke. Another good day living a retired life.

  6. First Christmas as Mr & Mrs, how exciting! 😀 It’ll be the same for me next year, it’s a weird thought!
    Glad you had a lovely time and I second that thought about food…although there are still crisps and dips that need some attention!

  7. Sounds like a perfect first Christmas! We had our main Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve – wonderful idea – so we could have a brunch and open presents leisurely on Christmas Day. Beef Wellington, garlic mashed potatoes, squash (we ARE from New England), green beans, cranberry salad and tiramisu for dessert. Stuffed we were! Stay healthy!

  8. So glad to hear of your lovely first Christmas as a married couple, it sounds like a perfect day! As to ours it was a quiet affair with a few family around for a late lunch of cold meats and salad.., We spent the week at a beach house, where the sand was white if nothing else! It wasn’t all that warm but that was a blessing really 🙂 I agree the time between Christmas and New Year is so weird and I know Iose track of time completely. Being without WiFi and slow internet meant it was a blogging break too. Happy New Year to you and The Bloke!

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