Christmas Day (A Review…?)

How did you spend your Christmas Day?

When me and Chris got married we decided that Christmas Day would be spend us at home, then we’d go off and see the family etc before New Year (or if like last year it’s before I go back to work in January lol). We’d go to church for the Christmas Day service but other than that we’d be at home.

So we did our thing. We got up and went to church. Following church we wished Happy Christmas to lots of people at church, and got lots of hugs. On the way home we popped in to my parents to drop off presents, we waited while my folks and my brother opened their presents. I got my brother a Gears of War book – I stood in front of the Sci-Fi section at Waterstones and tried to decide which he’d like – in the end I just guessed and if it was wrong then I’d exchange it (or maybe read it myself it looked kinda interesting) (It’s called Gears of War: Aspho Fields if it’s of interest lol).

I got my Dad two CDs, one was Complete Clapton by Eric Clapton and the other was The Mike Oldfield Collection. Dad brought me up on Eric Clapton (Layla is one of my favourite pieces)

Mum’s Christmas present was for her ticket to go and see The Lion King in London but we also got her a box of Ferrero Rocher so that she had something to open on Christmas morning.

Following the present opening at My parents we headed home to do our own presents. Chris started cooking Christmas dinner and I sat around on the sofa, I’m still not 100% over my cold and it’s been making the muscles in my neck hurt. Chris did the dinner and I laid the table. Once he got everything on or at least to a convenient moment we opened our presents. I got some DVDs and two books from my parents, a pair of funky slipper socks, some bubble bath and a bracelet as part of a Swap-Bot swap and from Chris I got some card making bits

We were sat discussing our Christmas presents. Apparently my actual present was the second idea, the original idea was inspired by a film we were watching. One day last week when I was ill I’d got up and then gone back to sleep on the sofa as Chris was still asleep upstairs. When I woke up I’d put on Julie and Julia – it’s one of my favourite films and while being ill I wanted something that I didn’t need to focus on it, it could just play in the background if I dozed off again. This gave Chris the inspiration for my present.

So originally Chris was going to get me Mastering the Art of French Cooking and pose the 536 recipes in 365 days challenge. JUST LIKE JULIE POWELL.

Yes my husband was going to pose the challenge to me, I can’t really cook and although I’ve challenged myself to cook Beouf Bourguignon the Julia Child but I can’t do that until I get a proper casserole dish. I would love a Le Creuset one but for now I’d just like one that would suffice for me to cook the Beouf Bourguignon. We even had a discussion about Aspics over Christmas dinner.

Following Christmas dinner, we sat down in the living room, Chris made a comment about going to sleep because he ate too much. Well he curled up and went to sleep in the single chair and I dozed off on the sofa, I wasn’t even tired and yet I dozed off. I woke up about an hour later and Chris was practically crouching in the chair with his head resting on the arm of the chair. It looked really uncomfortable and I was going to take a picture but I was still dozy from my sleep and as he woke up in a better mood than when he went to sleep so I think he was okay.

After the collective nap in our house, we watched Christmas Day TV like Doctor Who and The One Ronnie, we worked our way through various programmes all evening while snacking on random bits lol.


  1. The Suitcase Kid says:

    If you’re looking for good, affordable dishes go to Frosts. They have a line at the moment called Maxwell Williams and I picked out a small but fairly deep dish for £15 or so. They are a plain white range so will go with most things 🙂

    • Hannie says:

      Ah ha! I will take a look thank you 🙂 I have Garden Centre vouchers to use – They might take them (Then again if they are anything like a certain store near my house they were really difficult with me using them)

    • Hannie says:

      I’ll take a look 🙂 Thank you 🙂 I spotted some in Costco the other day and nearly got one then saw the price tag of nearly £40 – I thought that was still a little on the steep side.

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