Thursday, 26 December 2013

Christmas Day Food & Gifts.

We had a lovely Christmas Day - everyone seemed to enjoy the meal I cooked and the gifts they received. 

It is incredible to think that it was 19 years ago Christmas Day that we arrived in the UK for what I thought was going to be a four week holiday!  How life changed, and how time flies! 

So the menu for yesterday was:

Roast Turkey with cranberry sauce
Roast potatoes, parsnips & carrots
Broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peas
'Pigs in blankets' and stuffing
Yorkshire puddings & gravy

For desert we had Trifle and Pavlova.

I'd also made a fresh fruit salad and had a Christmas pudding - but they didn't make an appearance we were so full!
For later we had a buffet style meal
Sausage rolls, sliced ham, sliced chicken
Salad leaves, carrots, spring onions, celery, cucumber, tomatoes, red, yellow & green peppers,
Freshly home made bread, crackers & cheese.

Just before we all sat down - older son playing the fool!

Some of my gifts:

From my older son I got this great book and bird feeder (below)

From my MIL, these two furniture kit sets for my project.

She also gave me some 'smellies'.

A joint present from DH, DS1 & DS2 was rather a totally unsuspecting shock!

A leather case, sim card & iphone!

Leather case from DH

Sim card from DS2

Mobile phone from DS1 - he had refurbished his old iphone for me.  
I would never have guessed as it came in its original box and looked brand new!

I'm guessing they didn't want me to be incommunicado (which actually I quite liked) for any longer!

So now I've just got to learn how to use it!

And for the most unusual and perhaps unusable gift....

From my MIL....

My Aunt also got given some and we had a great old laugh at how on earth to actually use them!

It is now mid-day Boxing Day and I am the only person in the house up and about...

Very quiet and peaceful.


  1. Glad you had a good time - it all looks very festive at your house.

    1. Thank you Jane. It was a nice day, but I was glad it was over.

  2. Yorkshire Puddings with turkey? Whatever next? Mind you that's the sort of thing I'd do. The sock clips look, er, interesting.

    1. Ha ha, oh yes, got to have Yorkshire Puddings with a big roast! ;-) As for the sock clips…I think my MIL specialises in getting um…’interesting, unusual and totally useless presents!’

      Not only that but the shirt she so proudly bought DS1 because it had 'New Zealand' printed on it....was spelt wrong!


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