We ate, we drank, we made merry.

Christmas Eve.IMG_8838

Clove orange tealights made by Middle Girl.IMG_8855

Tipsy candles.IMG_8842


The fakeymaloe relish was great with cheese tarts.IMG_8860


Quote Husband: ‘Those were the best mince pies you ever made, they didn’t even give me indigestion’.

That’s what passes for a compliment around here!! πŸ™‚IMG_8865

Supper for Santy and the reindeer. I believe Teenage Daughter was attempting to get rid of the sprouts.IMG_8886


Smallest hands place Baby Jesus in the crib.IMG_8892

Christmas morning complete with bells.IMG_8911



The traditional jelly, fruit cocktail, Bird’s custard, cream and sprinkles Trifle and The Pudding, alight.IMG_8932

Even Charlie collapsed in a food coma.IMG_8916

First sock, nearly finished.IMG_8948

Cracked open the sloe gin. I had no idea just how good this was going to be; definitely worth the tree-climbing expedition in September!IMG_8944


Winding down now, to the year’s ending. It’s always a quiet and vaguely restless week. Never am I more aware of time ticking by…

I’m being called to play another game of Othello, and after that a game of Operation and after that I might figure out the Kitchener stitch and finally close the toes on that first sock.

It’s very quiet but very good.IMG_8942

13 thoughts on “We ate, we drank, we made merry.

  1. What a wonderful time you all had. I love your orange tealights, and the tipsy candle! They made your room look beautifully festive. We still have trifle like that in our house, and mince pies by the dozen. It wouldn’t be Christmas without either. Lovely photos, too. πŸ™‚

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  2. Wow, now that is a trifle…!!! what a feast….and the mince pies looked yummy….what fun….and I love the knitted socks…your table was beautiful and I love the orange/clove candle holders….bet they smelled wonderful….have a wonderful New Year….kat

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  3. Wow now that,s what i call a trifle,it all looks festive and i love the orange t lights,good luck with the sock,and a happy ,healthy new yr to you and your family x

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