So here it is Merry Christmas




It’s been a lovely day here in our house, just the four of us plus our two furry members of the family. A very laid back, relaxed day once the cooking was done.

I only got a small bit of turkey, just the three of us eat it as Lucy is a vegetarian.I’ll never forget the year I was paying weekly for a hamper. When the hamper arrived the turkey was the size of a small child. I almost gave myself a hernia trying to get it in and out of the oven and it took about a fortnight to cook. There’s only so much turkey a family of four can eat.

Thinking of that reminds me of another Christmas past. One year we went to Galway to spend Christmas with my Nan. I was only about 9 years old and was very worried that Santa wouldn’t know how to find me. He did, of course, because he’s magic. I woke with great excitement to find presents in my Nan’s house only I wasn’t allowed to open them until Nan came back from mass. That was all well and good but when she came back her sister went. They took it in turns to go to every mass in the Cathedral on Christmas Day, it was like some kind of relay! They only went to make notes of who was there and more importantly who wasn’t! I think it was around 5pm when they were both finally finished the mass run and I was able to open my presents.

My Nan also insisted in cooking the Christmas dinner her way, so we ended up with a boiled turkey and a boiled salmon, I’m pretty sure they were both boiled in the same pan! There were no roast spuds either as my Nan didn’t agree with such ‘new-fangled’ food fads. It was an interesting Christmas anyway 🙂

I hope you all had a lovely day whatever you did.




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