Happy Christmas to everyone. Hope you had an absolutely fabulous time on Christmas Eve and Day with your family, friends and love ones, and plenty of wonderful gifts.
For us, we would have stayed at home with leftovers, if not for our dearest friends, Helen and Ted, invited us to their house to spend Christmas Day with them and their closest friends – 84 years old Irene who is still a joy to chat with, so much story and laughters, her lovely posh daughter, Lynn and partner, David. We spent last New Year’s Eve together, which I had posted here.
Both my partner and I are not traditional when it comes to Christmas. The stress and anxiety building up to Christmas can be too much for some. What to buy, prepare and cook, what to buy for love ones and others, fighting with other shoppers, finding a spot for parking, queuing up at cashier, and spending the credit cards to the limit. But for some it is a once a year get together with far distant family and friends.
But we had a great time yesterday. Ate a lot and drank a bit for me, which doesn’t take much for me to get pissed and tired. I had to crash at the couch for a little lie down before dessert. 🙂
We had a freshly caught Tasmanian crayfish (by Ted) cocktail with chilled shredded iceberg lettuce for entree, followed by roast turkey, roast Bok’s Leg of Ham, grilled turnips, sweet potatoes, blanched peas and carrots and Christmas pudding with custard for dessert.
Now, is getting ready to usher in the New Year 2011!