Saturday, 24 December 2016

Julie's Advent Calendar for 2016

24rd December, 2016              

This will be my last link to Julie's Advent Calendar (thanks Julie) and I just want to share a Christmas Card that I received in 1998 whilst we were still living in South Africa from a friend here in the UK.   Somehow it really amused me and instead of disposing it with the other cards I put it in my Christmas Decorations Box and it comes out every year! 

This time tomorrow night our whole family with be gathering here to have our main Christmas meal - traditional turkey, ham and all the trimmings for the meat eaters and vegi dinner (they share the trimmings) for Hawthorn and Eldest and a gluten free choice for our IBS sufferer.  Thankfully my daughter-in-law has been here this afternoon to help prepare all the vegetables and help make a spinach and feta pie for the vegi members.  So all that is left to do is to cook the turkey and ham and roast the potatoes  and vegetables tomorrow.   We plan to go as usual to the midnight service at Trawden Church, weather permitting, as storm Barbara is threatening to blow in with gale force winds and heavy rain. 

Then on Christmas Day we take plates of cold meat and the remains of the puddings to Hawthorns' home where she will have mulled wine, and a table full of finger food and her house will smell of cooking jacket potatoes.  There we will exchange presents and all be terribly spoilt if it is like past years.

So all that is left is for me to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful craft filled 2017.

Card from the Oxfam selection. 


  1. Merry Christmas to you and hubby, all the best for the coming year and I've loved reading the posts relating to your wonderful memories. Thank you & take care.

  2. What a lovely post to end the Advent Calendar linked in with Julie. 18 years later that Christmas card is still funny and it is no wonder you keep it. I think it is a good idea to put treasured Christmas cards in with the Christmas decorations so I will start to do that! Happy Christmas and yes please to a craft filled 2017!

  3. A Very Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. A lovely post, a wonderful meal, gorgeous table setting, funny games and silly mustaches. .. what more could we have asked for?!! See you later today for round two xx xx xx