This Christmas, some things were eerily similar to last year. I just re-read my Christmas post from 2014 to discover that my last-minute gift wrapping problem was a problem then too. But I didn’t need to read my own blog to know that. It’s just me. When will I change?
Last year I wrote: With so much of what I do, I find myself thinking, “If only I had one more day to get this done.” Maybe I could fashion some kind of solution to this as one of my many resolutions for 2015!
Guess what? That didn’t happen!
Here’s a few snaps from Christmas 2015…
Last year our tree was fake, but his year, a real live one.
We enjoyed a different Christmas beverage this year. Moet rather than last year’s Minchinbury. My sister (Señorita Margarita) explained the Minchinbury in 2014, “…because I wanted to use it up – I won it, you know.”
Last year’s potato salad was really bad because I forgot to buy potato salad dressing. This year, it was better after my sister said, “it’s a bit dry Al, add more dressing.”
There was a pudding on fire with brandy-fuelled flames of course, but I didn’t manage to get the photo.
Like last year, a few minor squabbles, and as always, an opportunity to be a bit stressed.
But it was pretty funny when Dad went into the kitchen at Mum’s and fastidiously washed and dried the 120-year-old champagne glasses that had been a gift at his grandparents’ wedding. And then Mum told him, “…and don’t run off with those glasses!”
I hope you had a lovely Christmas whatever you were doing. I really love the week between Christmas and New Year. I see it as the mental equivalent of the land that time forgot. Enjoy!