How was it for you

31 Dec

How was it for you guys?  Our Christmas will go down as a rather good one.  It began on the Eve at around 5.20pm when like prize chumps we were jumping about the patio getting all excited at a light travelling across the skies – it was the International Space Station and we quickly phoned Nephew to show Great-Nephew that “Santa is on his way”.  We broke out the party nibbles and invibed a toast and got all snuggled and festive.

The big day itself was quiet, we started with egg on doorstep toast for brekkie, accompanied by some bucks fizz and the morning service on BBC radio 4 from Portsmouth Cathedral.  We ‘face-timed’ with the little one who was donned in his pirate costume and playing Hungry Frog with Mummy and Daddy all excited to tell us that Santa had posted his magic key back through the door for next year.  Oh the joy of white lies that the innocents revel in.  tradition was smashed as we opened our gifts before the Queen’s Speech [apologies ma’am].  We opted for a later lunch and settled down to a roast pork with the most excellent gravy ever! In the afternoon a family friend popped in for tea and nibbles. Before long it was supper time and to enjoy some festive telly.

Santa has a weird sense of humour, he brought what was on my first christmas list …. photos of a several £5 notes, a few £10 notes and a couple of £20 – I will have to be more specific next year.  He also got me some new tea towels, eight of them.  

Boxing Day was when Nephew, Niece and Great Nephew descended for round two.  Bless him for a 3 1/5 year old he is good, he showed us his new angry bird bottoms and minion teeshirts santa left at Nana’s house, he played with his new train pieces and buckaroo.  The giggles as the three men [granddad, dad and child] played with the racing car track, plenty of thrills and spins, a spot of Hamilton v Rosberg was going on, not sure who won.  We were sang to and entertained a plenty.

The day after Boxing Day my Sister’s best friend comes round and more jollity ensues, as well as good eats.

Back home now, and the service here is lousy, it is “serve yourself”, the food is not a patch in comparison and the bed in lumpy!!

Dec’s come down tomorrow 😀


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8 responses to “How was it for you

  1. gillyk

    December 31, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Sounds a lovely, lively Christmas! new year hugs xx


    • amgroves

      January 2, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      It was – two things learnt, resting the meat improves the gravy and if we all have snuffles and coughs things pole along nicely, lol.


  2. Bushka

    December 31, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    That sounds like a SUPER Christmas…Pity about those 5/10/20 pound notes slipping through Santa’s Camera….;) Let’s be more precise nest year….;)
    May 2015 bring you great blessings Ann……Love and Hugs! xxx


    • amgroves

      January 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      Who knew Santa could be so pedantic!


  3. la_spice

    January 1, 2015 at 10:31 am

    How on earth did I miss reading this delightful post?

    Better late than never I guess?

    Glad you had a wonderful time.

    ps the service CHEZ MOI is lousy too!!!!


    • amgroves

      January 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm

      😀 hasn’t improved now the regular staff are back and the cheap rate holiday staff have been booted off.


  4. Miza-T

    January 1, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    Beautifully written as always, sounds like the perfect christmas time! Happy New Year to you and yours xx


    • amgroves

      January 2, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      Happy New Year to you and all around you Miza-T



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