Friday, 27 December 2013

Post Christmas Update

I hope you’re having an amazing time during this holiday season. I know my Christmas break was a blast! I must have put on around a stone during the last few days. I don’t have any more days to take from work, so I’m generally working these days. I was in the office Monday and half a day Tuesday, but I had so much fun on Christmas and Boxing Day!

I really loved my robots on the tree decorations this year...

We had invited some people over for Christmas. We decided that we needed to enjoy our new house, so we wanted to host this year’s celebrations. Due to the fact that there is no public transport on that day, we had a few cancellations, but overall we had some friends over that had to spend the night with us. Which was just fine, it was so much fun at the end…

Our Christmas table. That is the decent 'before' picture..

Overall we cooked pork, a leg of lamb and stuffed chicken, a couple of varieties of potatoes and carrots, a cheese bake with vegetables including Brussel sprouts, pasta salad, bean salad, green salad, tzatziki and an aubergine and feta cheese dip. All that excluding deserts (yes plural) and a cheese platter with salami. Are you asking how many people we were overall? 5! But we could have easily fed 15.

Yes, we went overboard with the food and we’re still having the leftovers. We froze some meat for later and we’re still going strong. My lunch box for today is packed with Xmas food. Luckily it all turned out to be fine and we didn't poison anyone. We had decided against turkey since none of us is a great fan.

Me as Rudolf looking down...No, No! I wasn't drinking...

Our Christmas party had also a theme. We had agreed on dressing festive but casual. So, JJ found a merry jumper and I had found a Rudolf onesie! I had a hood with a red nose, horns, a white belly and a tail! A friend of mine came dressed as a penguin and another created her own jumper. The great thing about onesies apart from the fact that they’re fun, they’re so comfortable! I had never worn one before. You can eat and eat and eat some more without worrying about belts and tight pants! PS. Of course I went out for a walk in the neighbourhood in my onesie and my tail was visible underneath my jacket. It raised a few eyebrows…

The food is coming out of the oven...

After the huge supper, the only thing we could do was just lie down and wait to digest. We watched ‘Gremlins’ and ‘Love Actually’. We played a couple of games and ate and drank some more. It was overall a really nice day. How was yours? 


  1. I love the onesie! See why I like mine... !

    1. I didn't know how comfy they are. Although it's nice being a reindeer, I might need one that's not that Christmassy...

  2. in your reindeer attire you look like a dance from the Jimjab cartoons floating around on Ron's blog.

    1. OK, I'll take that as a compliment... :-p

  3. I'm glad you had a wonderful christmas in your new home!