Monday, January 05, 2009

Christmas And New Year 2008

It seems as though we have been preparing for Christmas for months and now it is all over in a flash. I am sure you all feel the same. However, we did have an excellent time.

We normally go to my mum's for Christmas day but Victoria wanted to do the honours this year so everyone came to ours. Everyone except my step-father as he had the rather rubbish cold that had been going round so he stayed at home to prevent the rest of us becoming infected. We plated him up a meal though so he did not miss out totally!

On Christmas eve we put out a carrot for Rudolph and a glass of Whiskey for Father Christmas then then put Alice and Amelia to bed. We then gathered all their presents together to sort them out. There were loads! Seriously. I can't believe how much stuff they got.

We set the alarm for 7am as the rug rats are good sleepers. This meant we had chance to have a shower before they awoke. We came down at about 7:30 and spent the next hour opening presents. Alice got a very scary doll called Roby (although she calls it Rory) that reminds me of the film 'Child's Play' a bit too much.

After presents (I got 3 bottles of whiskey so I would call it a good haul) Victoria started cooking lunch and I started whatever chores she gave me. At 12:30 the family arrived and I buggered off to the pub for a few pints with my bro. :-)

We had lunch when I returned and I have to say it was the best Christmas lunch ever. Victoria did things in a modern way and added loads of different flavours, all of which worked well together. It was amazing. You can read about what she did in her post here.

Then it was chat, drink and fall asleep time and that was Christmas day. Excellent.

For the next week we went to various peoples houses for more overly large meals and I am now feeling very fat indeed. I think much rowing is required in the next few weeks.

For New Years Eve we did what we have done since we had kids. We watch a film and then Jools Hollands Hootenanny. This year we watched Seven Pounds staring Will Smith which was absolutely brilliant. A must see movie if ever I saw one. Jools Holland was not as good this year for some reason, probably because Dizzy Rascal was on which was just wrong.

So, that was our Christmas. It was brilliant. I was never a Christmas fan until Victoria's enthusiasm and us having children changed my mind. We had a really lovely time this year.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

Our pictures can be found here and I hope you like this years cheesy family picture above. :-)

3 comments:

Chris said...

That doll is wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong.

Victoria said...

I'll tell you why Jools Holland wasn't as good this year .... it was because just before it started, you told me how it had been recorded 3 weeks ago - thus destroying the illusion for this year & many years to come. FOOL!

Tracy said...

I love the cheesy family picture - it's very gorgonzola!!! What a fab little family you are - a bit like a smaller more modern version of 'The Waltons"!

Goodnight John-boy, Goodnight Momma x

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