Tuesday 23 December 2014

Two more sleeps...

I'm writing this wearing my festive PJ's, in bed with my festive duvet and with a mug of festive spiced coffee, determined to make merry and get this Christmas show back on the road.

The reason for my blog neglect is I've been unwell with an ear infection and possible food positioning to boot, so I lost my last full week before the Christmas break meaming I'm a bit behind on my preparations, laundry and general merry making but that all stops today.

It's officially the Christmas holidays now for hubs and I, our little man is at home (and calling sleepily from his cot in his room as I type) and we have some serious seasonal fun to get underway now.

We've had a lovely month (being ill aside) and have enjoyed lots of things as a family, from The Magical Journey (which saw us appearing on The One Show), our trip to Manchester, Webbs, Umberslade Farm and West Midlands Safari Park to our Mock Christmas celebrations with friends in a Yorkshire cottage and decorating our home to resemble something pretty close to Santa's grotto.

Now, it's time to relax and unwind in the company of those I love the most. 

Today will be spent being a bit lazy, watching Christmas films, reading Christmas stories and generally slipping into the seasonal feeling. I have just a handful of presents left to wrap (some of which will be treated to this personalised wrapping paper we had made featuring photos of our Christmas elf) and we have our home delivery coming with all the final bits we need for the festive feasting that will be taking place over the next few days.

Tomorrow, Christmas Eve, will be another day at home but our excitement will be ramping up for sure. We have my in-laws, sister-in-law and her fiancé and my brother-in-law all coming over for a Christmas cocktail or two and some nice nibbles and I can't wait. We hosted a mini party last Christmas Eve for them all and we've decided to do the same again, now that I have the will and my appetite back. I'm planning a small feast of Gold Crumble cocktails along with buffalo chicken wings, BLT lettuce cups, a selection of meats, antipasti and cheeses, cheese and chive muffins, freshly baked bread and some chocolate mousse bites - my mouth is watering at the thought of it all.

Once we wave goodbye to our family, we'll settle down in our new Christmas PJ's with a mug of Bailey's hot chocolate (just normal hot choc for the boy) to watch The Muppet Christmas Carol, as per our tradition, before it's off to bed before the man in red arrives.

We are having Christmas Day at home, just the three of us, and we'll be spending the day eating, drinking and no doubt opening Ethan's presents in shifts, if last year is anything to go by. I'm making sausages, bacon and eggs for breakfast, washed down with some Buck's Fizz, then the main event sees turkey for the big man and little man whilst I have some orange honey glazed lamb, with all the trimmings (parsnips, sprouts, goose fat roasted potatoes etc) followed by an Irish Cream profiteroles cheesecake extravaganza we found in Asda which tastes like ACTUAL HEAVEN. If we have room later (challenge accepted), we'll tuck into a buffet of meats, cheeses, salad and pickles with a gloss of port.

We will FaceTime my Dad, call my Mum and tell all our friends and family merry Christmas and how thankful we are for their cards, gifts and support throughout 2014.

Boxing Day then sees us at the in-laws, dressed in our beach finest for their Margeritaville themed party, complete with hot tub and a well-stocked cocktail bar.

And it will be amazing.

1 comment

  1. I'm looking forward to it now - I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

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