The Late, Late Christmas Dinner!

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We don’t need much of an excuse to catch up with friends (as many of these Posts here will confirm!).

The Gang’s all here!

“The Late, Late Christmas Dinner!” put a convenient label on today’s proceedings, brought about because we weren’t able to see Nicki over Christmas last year. Jo, Janet and Carol joined us, making it six for this belated celebration!

These days, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without one of my Festive Quizzes where we could enjoy a light-hearted challenge unburdened by any competitiveness (yeah right!). Download this one from HERE“All me own work guv!”. We squeezed it in after the main course. Nicki & Jo formed a team with Janet & Carol, the other. After four rounds and twelve questions, Janet & Carol emerged victorious – with no one more surprised than Carol herself! πŸ˜πŸ‘

10.31am: Nicki arrived mid-morning and we were soon catching up with all her news, including her and Rich’s hunt for a boat!

2.15pm: Thanks to Nicki’s help in the kitchen, everything was prepared in double-quick time! The table was laid too, giving us all the rest of the afternoon off!

2.55pm: Movie time! A second watch for us, but Nicki hadn’t seen: “Bank of Dave” (courtesy of Netflix) – a heartwarming story based on the true story of Burnley’s Dave Fishwick and his attempt to start his own Bank. Excellent entertainment!!

6.00pm: Janet, Jo & Carol arrived, giving us the perfect excuse to crack open a bottle of bubbly! Oh, and a couple of Reds… and some G&Ts too! Well, it is Christmas! πŸ‘πŸ˜

With BOTH heat trays on overtime, it was a voluminous affair. I don’t think we served EVERY vegetable that exists – but it was close! πŸ˜‹


Christmas Pud (Thanks Janet)
Homemade Mince Pies (Thanks Nicki)

Cheese to finish!

Cheeseboard (one of a few!)

…and a gift from Santa too! (thanks Janet!)

Wow! What an evening! We ate a lot, we drank a lot… and we laughed a lot!

In other words – perfect! πŸ₯°πŸ‘. Our get-together probably could have gone on all night, but Nicki had a busy day coming up tomorrow and said her goodbyes just before 9.30. Jo, Janet & Carol followed shortly afterwards, and that gave us some time to begin the mega-clear-up before hitting the sack!

A very (late)

10.22pm: Nighty-night! πŸ˜΄πŸ’€πŸ˜΄πŸ’€

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