So, the first half of the holiday season is over already. It seems to be going both too quickly and kind of sleepily... The weekend before Christmas I was at Tam's, then I was at my mums for a few days. The festivities started when I left work at Tuesday lunch time and popped in to see a couple of friends on the way home. Christmas eve we went to my uncle's place for dinner, then it was off to the pub and church with my one friend who also made it home. What is it about getting older and people neglecting all the traditions we made growing up? Pah.
Christmas day started when Mother got home from work around 9am, and we opened presents together before heading down to see my brother and his fiancee. I was thoroughly spoilt with gifts, including perfume, smellies and books, and an awesome dressing-gown-and-pjs set from Long Tall Sally. Mic and Lucy got me a perfume from M&S that smells just like Issey Miyake (it's called Isis, for anyone else looking for a bargain!) and the usual Body Shop haul (Spiced Apple flavour this year, which also smells LUSH.) Then it was back home for more pj time and testing Mother's new coffee maker before she had to go back to work for the afternoon. She works in transport for a hotel, somewhere that doesn't care that it's Christmas, so I had to hang out by myself and watch movies before dinner. The hardship.
On boxing day we were back at Mic and Lucy's, this time for an amazing dinner with fish tempura and many potatoes and veggies on the menu. Since I almost never blog about food, probably no-one here knows that I'm the world's fussiest eater. Luckily Mic is well aware, and they sportingly prepared an alternative to the cottage pie almost everyone else ate. And it was awesome.
And that was Christmas! Now on to new year... Did everyone have a good holiday?