Friday, December 26, 2008

Boxing Day morning

I'm sitting in the front room of my daughter's house in
London (in South Wimbledon), where Mrs C and I are staying
for a few days. We drove down in our ancient car on
Christmas Eve. I was suprised that the motorway traffic was
fairly light, especially when we drove by Heathrow.

Christmas Day was busy and noisy with a huge family
gathering (in a modest-sized three-bedroomed semi). I spent
most of the morning preparing veg and doing the washing-up
(of everything we don't put in the dish-washer), while Mrs
C and our daughter L looked after Mini and did the last
minute cooking.

We spent the rest of the day eating & drinking, and chatting
with everyone .... and later more eating and drinking while
doing the Times Crossword (Saturday's Jumbo, which takes
us a good part of a week to complete usually), and watching
a little telly. We watched the film "Memoirs of a Geisha",
which had bad reviews at the time it came out (said not to be
as good as the book), and the TV Christmas special of The
Royle Family,
which we thought wasn't as funny as the last

For the main Xmas meal, Mrs C and I had a large slice each
of a chestnut and lentil loaf (which Mrs C had made) with
home-made gravy, and all the usual veg, while everyone else
tucked into slices of roast turkey and curried duck (with
biryani rice).

We haven't any special plans for today, apart from a walk
around the area, in the cold sunshine forecast for today.
We'll be eating up the left-overs today ~ I imagine that
you'll be doing so also.

Hope you're having a relaxing Xmas break.


Blogger Dumdad said...

Sounds like you had a good time. I was eventually saved from under the Christmas tree....

5:40 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

MMmmmm -- curried duck. Wish I'd been eating with you! Sounds like a happy, relaxed way to spend Christmas and Boxing Day. Our TV has been taken over by teenage boys playing Rock Band on the XBOx and ... umm... their parents. I'm getting to be a pretty good drummer! :)

11:29 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Hi there, DD and Andrea ~ good to hear from you both.
We're heading back home later this morning (Tuesday), after an extended Xmas break in London ... returning to our usual home comforts and a slightly slower pace of life than here.
It will be good to see our two cats, Miss D and Slayer, which/who have been looked after by our neighbours.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Kimber said...

Your supper sounds divine...even the chestnut loaf (I'm a lapsed vegetarian).

4:12 PM  

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