That was Christmas; all over and done with now for us.
We were fortunate that our forecast Christmas Day rain held off until we had walked home after lunch with our friends. We had a good time with them, drinking sherry then an Argentinian Malbec with our roast beef with all the trimmings - lots and lots of trimmings. I wasn't sure if I could manage the Eton Mess for pud but bravely worked my way through it before sampling the cheeseboard selection.
We were home by 5 pm, just before the rain started, and all I could manage was to flop down on the sofa to read. My stomach was too full to even manage a cup of tea.
Today has been bright and sunny but with very strong winds, making the temperature outside close to freezing. Quite a few hardy souls braved the cold to take part in the traditional Boxing Day traditions ... (Hunt the Wren and Cammag, see links below if interested) ... but I stayed home with the heating on
Now, at 4 pm, we have a burst of sleet and hail rattling the windows. I am definitely not going anywhere!
The Wren is traditional over here especially in the West of Ireland.ReplyDelete
Do they have a similar dance associated with it?Delete
I don't know JayCee. In the countryside in Ireland boys would dress up like women and go house to house collecting money.ReplyDelete
That sounds interesting!Delete
That was very interesting. I'm always amazed to hear these traditional events have survived into the 21st. century.ReplyDelete
They are still popular. It's good that the strong cultural values here keep them alive.Delete
I have never heard of either of these. You are ever educational to me!ReplyDelete
I do my best!Delete
It was surprisingly nice here, both for Christmas and Boxing days.ReplyDelete
Balmy southern weather for you Cro.Delete
Love your first photo. Glad you managed to get home before the rain.ReplyDelete
We're enjoying a week of sunshine and blue skies, average of around 20º+. Shorts and T shirts seem to be the dress code!
Gee, thanks CG. Just what I wanted to hear today with the rain lashing down outside... yet again!Delete
Sounds like your friends were great hosts and filled your Christmas bellies to the brim. I hope you did not insult them by offering to help with the washing up.ReplyDelete
Of course not. We are far too polite for that sort of behaviour.Delete
Glad to read that your Christmas journey was so delightful.
Sounds as if you both had a lovely Christmas. It is all over so quickly, isn't it ? Your stained glass windows look amazing ..... what a wonderful original feature to live with. They are stunning. I have window envy ! XXXXReplyDelete
Thanks Jackie xxx Beautiful but costly to maintain unfortunately. Never mind.Delete
I think we need a bigger tree for next year too,
I am thinking of having a few small trees next year .... I do the same thing every year so I feel its time for a change ! It's also getting quite hard dragging a seven foot tree into the house now ! XXXXDelete
I may just move this small one to a smaller space. It is too overwhelmed there by the window as there is so much open roof space above it!Delete
Sounds like a perfect Christmas. I, the Tigger, flopped too, but more from starved exhaustion than over eating. F fed all the humans and my dinner was late, late, late. (I did get chicken tho, so forgiveness was grudgingly bestowed.)ReplyDelete
Oh you poor thing, Mr T. Hope you made your displeasure known.Delete