Friday, 25 December 2009

A Lovely Day


We truly had a lovely Christmas day. The sun was out all day save a short sleet shower in the afternoon. We opened the presents this morning except for the one the kids talked Dad into opening on Christmas Eve. Turns out they each opened a box of chocolate that they felt no obligation to share. Thanks to our home church and some other churches sending gifts this year, we had a good number to open. Then it was a quick cleanup of the house while Kent went to pickup the Dudleys for Christmas Dinner. Turkey, a roast joint, roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, carrots and broccoli were on the menu. We opened our Christmas cracker and wore our hats. For dessert it was a traditional English Christmas Pudding, apple pie or a slice of lemon cake. We retired to the lounge with a cup of tea and ended up singing Christmas carols for a bit. It was very interesting to hear how the observance of Christmas has changed in the lifetime of the Dudleys. They spoke of how it was a fortunate family that even had a special Christmas dinner when they were children.

We then spent the rest of the day eating whatever we could find and we found alot. Now time to recover slightly as we celebrate Andrea's birthday tomorrow.

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