Hope you are all well and have had a wonderful Christmas. I am sending you the very best for Christmas and the year to come. We had a wonderful time. I LOVE Christmas, it is my most favourite time of the year and am now feeling a little blue that it is nearly over. So I'll recap our Christmas to cheer myself up.
Chris and I had a few days off at the start of the week and had a lovely time. We had done really well with the Christmas planning, and had a few errands to do, which we completed. On Tuesday we had our usual traditional buffet for two and watched Christmas movies. (In Chris' opinion there is only one movie to watch at this time of year and this is Die Hard, something about robbers taking over the Nakatomi building makes Chris feel all aglow with the Christmas spirit. Haha!)
On Christmas Eve, I had to work, but was allowed to finish at 2.15pm, so drove back home to pick up Chris and then we drove to Chris' parents house in Sunderland to have Christmas with his mum and dad, 2 sisters and their husbands/partners, not forgetting Arnie the dog and our new, gorgeous nephew Joshua. It was certainly a houseful. We had another lovely Christmas buffet and received our Christmas Eve gifts of 3 games. We ended up playing a pub quiz game. Then it was soon off to bed, so Santa could make his deliveries.
Christmas Day broke and it was so warm!! We exchanged stockings and I laughed my head off when I saw Chris had got me a boxing glove to punch people who snore. I could cheat here and say Chris snores, but in actual fact it is me! I am a terrible snorer and Chris certainly puts up with it a lot! Everyone woke up and we had a lovely breakfast of scrambled egg, bacon and rolls with fresh coffee. Then it was present opening time as Santa had certainly visited! We were so lucky, I received lots of presents including books, perfume which I was desperate for, Nigella Lawson's cookbook, a beautiful scarf, and a knitting set. Chris and I decided this year to buy each other a holiday, so later in the year we will be heading to Berlin. So excited!!! Josh and Arnie also received lots of presents, but Josh' favourite gift was the beautiful gold wrapping paper that the presents were wrapped in. Haha!
We had leftovers for lunch and spent the day playing with our pressies and then it was time for Christmas tea, which was epic. Rick (Chris' dad) has perfected the art of the perfect roast potato. Oh my goodness, they were heaven! I'll put the recipe on here as we have just tried it out and it works beautifully! This recipe needs sharing!!
We played more games and then headed to bed. Boxing Day was spent chilling out, chatting and enjoying the lovely company we were with. Josh is so precious and is so smiley. He loves being cheered, and tickled by Rick (the giant squid) and plotting with Christine the mischief they will get up to and we all got lots of lovely cuddles with him. We are missing everyone so much, especially Josh. On Sunday, Chris and I decided to head to the shops to check out the sales and have a bit of fresh air as Chris was feeling a bit fluey. We spent some Christmas money on more books, body lotions and a calendar and headed back. Today we had a lovely walk with the family, who were on babysitting duties as Josh' mum and dad went to watch Star Wars. (Have you seen it yet? It's amazing,) and then
, all to soon, it was time to head home. We are now snuggled up and ready to watch Spy. Heaven.
I love Christmas so much.