At least, it was… *sob*
Don’t you hate how quickly this day always passes?
7-noon consisted of morning mass wearing Christmas jumpers, present opening marked by the sea of wrapping paper that was left strewn all over the carpet, before un joyeux visit over to les grand-padres after a sunshine infused breakfast of eggs and white chocolate spread. Nothing has changed, and we are still the same bunch of extremely early risers who can only manage to resist nibbling away on all of our new Christmas chocolates/marzipan logs until 10am, max.
And hey, apparently, your (not so) baby bro also really likes his new cardigan when he’s unwrapped it and, (after a prolonged silence), says “Hm, I actually really like it” on repeat, rather than just saying thank you and giving you the obligatory sibling hug so you can move swiftly on and not have to ponder over why he sounds so surprised that he ‘actually’ likes it…
Meanwhile, if your other brother has decided to inform you beforehand that he would please not like to have his new checked shirt wrapped because he wants to wear it to church first thing in the morning, yet still wonders why he hasn’t got anything more to open from you – then underneath, he’s probably pretty chuffed with his gift too. Lolz I don’t understand #boys.
We also managed to make mum cry within her first 5 minutes of unwrapping. Miraculously, it wasn’t even my *skilfully* terrible wrapping skills which set her off – she just really, really loved the photo album that the three of us sibs put together for her. Like srsly; WOW, because oh my days, we’ve finally managed to perfect a present that mum actually likes/doesn’t want to return to the store within the next 28 days. The tears scream success! Although she did end up crying again later for real, thanks to some cute scenes from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (courtesy of Channel 4). #WhatElse…
But hey, how about the highlight of today? Let’s not pretend that we don’t all spend like, 364 days of the year getting excited about the special feast beholden by the 25th…
This is a food blog after all…
Both roasted and sweet;
Parsnips and honey,
With plenty of meat:
Sprouts and cabbage
With carrots too,
Bacon and puddings;
…More than a few.
Our priest made us do it. Mass ended today in its usual way:
“Everything in moderation…Especially moderation…”
Soooo, did anyone else spend the evening plugged into the Christmas day film scene, whilst laying horizontally in some next level food coma + trying not to think about dessert? Lolllllllllllll. Don’t leave me hanging here! Let’s not mention the syrup sponge and ice cream and cheesecake and custard… We like our puddings to be served buffet style.
Aside from all of the food, family, love, and cyber exchanges with my bff today – other highlights definitely catching Ed Sheeran performing ‘Thinking Out Loud’ on telly (FAV SONG ALERT), enjoying something hilarious happening every hour of the day, and seeing how everyone else was eating/celebrating through Instagram etc… It is truly mystifying how so many millions of people from anywhere and everywhere all over the world are all sitting down for the same single feast at round about the same time on this day! Why does it ever have to be over?!
There is always so much to be thankful for. Christmas is a time for reflection; past and future. We remember how different things once were, or could have been. Sometimes I can’t help but think about how different future Christmases may just be once life has moved itself on and displaced us all, whether for better or for worse.
So here’s to another happy new year; I hope you all sleep well and don’t skimp out on tomorrow’s leftovers 😉
What were your highlights? What was on your dinner table today?
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! xxx