Well that’s Christmas over for another year!
It’s weird, being back at work this week. We always do but hardly anyone we need to get hold of is, plus there’s no one in but editorial so instead of between 22 and 25 people, there’s only seven of us in the office. The good bit of that is, there’s space in the car park; the bad bit is, I didn’t know that until I’d battled up the hill from the harbour in gale force wind and horizontal rain this morning 🙂
But it still feels holidayish, in that weird way… and talking of which, Christmas was lovely, with the usual 11 people at my mum and dad’s.
It couldn’t have been a more different day from last year. December 25, 2010:
To December 25, 2011:
Madness, not that I’m complaining, and if it does get colder again, I’ll be well-equipped thanks to the silk glove liners and thick outer gloves my mum gave me 🙂
I got some other lovely presents, including these:
The rabbit head-shaped salt and pepper shakers, which are magnetic so they cling together, are amazing! My mum also got me a cookie press, which I’m looking forward to playing with.
The book The Help is brilliant too. My friend bought it for me because she loved the film and if it’s as good as the book, I can’t wait to see it; serious inability to put it down going on here 🙂
I did well in managing not only to do full justice to my mum’s best-in-the-world Christmas dinner but also eating my own weight in her cranberry and pistachio shortbread cookies and LOTS of chocolate. Lots.
It was also great that my brother made it back from South Korea, where he’s been teaching, as for a while he thought he wouldn’t be able to – altogether, it was a lovely day.
And although I’ve said it to her, I want to say here that it’s almost all thanks to my amazing mum and how hard she works to make it special for everyone, thank you Mum xx
What were the best bits of your Christmas – and do you know any good cookie press recipes?!