Well Christmas has been and gone for another year. I hope you too spent it with your nearest and dearest and received some goodies.
Ian and I spent our first Christmas playing host and hostess in our new home. As a couple, we have spent the last 7 or 8 Christmases together, alternating between our parents’ houses. Luckily, my Mum makes this decision quite easy for us because, being a nurse, she works every other Christmas. This year, we had Ian’s parents, grandad and dog to stay…and my urge to get a puppy has increased tenfold…
Even if he did wake me up at 7am on Christmas morning!
Our Christmas dinner was a success. We had duck and gammon and managed to get all the different dishes ready at the same time. It is funny how we spend 5 hours plus cooking a meal that is devoured in about 20 minutes…but it was worth every bite, and the leftovers were fabulous too!
I felt very lucky with my gifts from Santa this year. Here are a few of them:
On Boxing Day, we headed to my parents’ house to do it all over again, which meant more food, more presents and more friends and family. We got my parents a new iPad so spent most of the time teaching them how to use it!
Now we are back home again, I am starting to get the urge to detox both my house and body. I am getting rather sick of feeling ridiculously full all day long so we will be cutting down on our portion sizes and eating a tad healthier again and I am also going to have a good wardrobe sort out and get rid of some bags of stuff to the charity shop. I have hit the sales over the past few days and am trying to impose the rule of throwing away something old for something new.
Overall, we have had a lovely Christmas and I’m happy to have spent part of it in our new home. I hope you did too and are enjoying the last few days of 2012!