Christmas Day 2016

Before I begin this post, I would like to send my warmest wishes out to all of my followers - I hope you all have had a wonderful festive period, and spent some well earned time relaxing.

I’m from a small family, and therefore we’ve always had very small and tight Christmases. Once my parents separated, the Christmases became even smaller (although we’d always go for a coffee on Boxing Day together). However, this year, my sister and her long-term boyfriend came up to spend it with us, as well as my mum’s partner and a family friend joining the table.

It was a great day - still much quieter than a lot of family Christmases (or at least what are portrayed on the television so we’re not entirely sure how much these show an accurate portrayal of the festive period..!

As you can see from the photos above, my mum makes a killer Christmas dinner. I would like to say I helped but I didn’t really make much of an impact. I always tell her that it looks like something out of the Good Housekeeping; i’m sure you’ll all agree with me!

Like most Christmas days, it seemed over with far too quickly. We played ‘racing reindeers’, which seemed very hilarious after a couple of glasses of prosecco, as well as the classic game of ‘frustration’, the model we have being older than I am.

Amidst all of the heated discussions which arose from the middle-aged ‘traditional’ men of the tame (I don’t need to go into the details of the racist and sexist remarks, I’m sure you can quite easily conjure up yourself), overall it was a great day. One of the better Christmas Days I’ve had for awhile. It was quiet and peaceful, but nice. That’s all I would wish for, really. (well, not really; one of my wishes for when I’m older are to have huge gettogethers - but until then, I’m content).

Once again, I hope all of you lovely people had a festive period which was good to you, and I hope you have a wonderful New Year!

Bring on 2017, I say. Let’s put 2016 behind us all.