Mum was up first, followed by me, Ann appeared a while later! 🙂 We all a light breakfast and then attacked the Christmas pressys!
Because we’ve both been poorly, we didn’t have all the pressys round the tree because we hadn’t got around to pick them up
Lee and Bertie (weren’t able to join us because they’re preparing to move house)
Update 22 March 2009: We’ve been over to see them this weekend and picked up the pressies.
Box of minty chocolates
25 quid’s worth of John Lewis vouchers
Avon ‘Midnight’ after-shave
Jo and Janet
Stacking plastic bowls
Molton Brown bubble-bath
A double-chocolate-orange cakes
Bottle of Cabernet Shiraz
Mae and Denis (couldn’t join us as Denis is now unable to drive in the dark. Still we’re seeing them tomorrow at theirs)
25 quid’s worth of Boot’s Vouchers
Book – “Writer’s Tale” by Russell T Davies
Bev (Couldn’t join us because she was due to travel down with Mae and Denis)
10 quid’s worth of iTunes Vouchers
Roger, Jane and Oliver
2 bottles of organic ale + glass
Blu-Ray DVD – Iron Man
Set of 4 Le Creuset mini-casserole dished
Ann to me
Blu-Ray DVD – Pixar Shorts
Book – “i before e” by Judy Parkinson
Book – “My Grammar and I” by Caroline Taggart & J A Wines
Book – “Beginning CCS web-development’
Orange t-shirt ‘DrunknMunky’
Ann pressies from me
Bobbi Brown foundation and brush
‘I Love You’ paper-weight
2 x chocolate cook-books
Book – Pompeii
CD – Hayley Westenra ‘River of Dreams: The Best of…’
Best of Matt 2008
From Migs to Biscuit and Bon-Bon
Pack of chicken strips
We sat down to lunch at around 1.30. Roast Turkey with all the traditional accompaniments (minus the sprouts ugh!!!). For dessert we tried the new Christmas pudding with cherries soaked in kirsch. It was all superb and with only three of us – and two cats, the washing-up was very manageable!
With all the washing-up done that left us 5 minutes before the Queen’s Speech – perfect timing!
The next significant event on the TV (for me anyway) was The Doctor Who Christmas Special. It didn’t disappoint, although the ‘animals with a cyberman head’ just looked like people in fluffy costumes with err…a cyberman head!
Then, as most Christmasses, we just lounged in front of the box (although Ann was keeping an eye on the Internet for early signs of bargains). EastEnders, Wallis and Gromit, EastEnders…then at 9.30 we all crashed out.
We’re off to Denis and Mae’s for Boxing Day lunch tomorrow.
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