Thursday, 26 December 2013

Glass always Full


I had a lovely day yesterday
Chris and I had Christmas together ( without the obligatory Christmas row) which was delightful..and we prepared a traditional meal with all the fat bastard trimmings....... we interspersed the day with " FaceTime" connections with his family down in Broadstairs , which is an internet phenomenon which connects you with loved ones, albeit with a fraction of a second delay..
( it's funny how normal FaceTime becomes after a few minutes  is it not?)

Last night we caught up with my sisters and nephews, and  great nephews and great nieces.....which was a real delight and amid the destruction of my elder sister's living room ( why do living rooms look like Dresden  after the bombing at the end of Christmas Day?) we all swapped gifts, stories and laughter before Chris and I  caught our taxi home....with bags filled of  baking tins ( a pressie from my sister) and ceramic baking beans bouncing around with gay abandon

Mary Berry has a lot to answer for.

24 comments:

  1. now what do you do on boxing day, john?

    spouse and I had indian food and a quiet day. tomorrow it's back to work for both of us.

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  2. Sounds like a lovely time all round....we had our Christmas Day with our daughter and family...and yes, after the bombing was a good description of our living room as well. Now the trash bins are full to the top wirh wrapping paper and bows and gift tags that are never read. I'm looking forward to packing up all the Christmas c@@@.

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  3. I'm heartened to know you had a good Boxing Day Eve, um Christmas Day, my friend.

    And yes, I shall be staying online until the wee hours of the night to be there for anybody who needs some comfort during what can be a rough time.

    Bless you and take care.

    Gary :)

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  4. The title of your blog today warms my heart. I love you just because of things like that... yeah... so I'm and old cougar... what the heck? What's wrong with a sentimental, many years married, great-grandmother being an old cougar?

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  5. FaceTime is brilliant ~ I stay in touch with friends using FaceTime and it is like being in the same room ~ except you can't get those hugs. So definitely a full glass :)

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  6. Glad you've had a good Christmas! I've had a lovely day too, and also without the obligatory row, but our day's not over yet, there's still time!

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  7. A wonderful Christmas! But what the heck are "ceramic baking beans"?
    Janet

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    1. That's my question too!

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    2. They are for baking blind... hope that explains it !!!

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  8. SOunds like an excellent day!

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  9. You guys had a great day. Wish that continues for many years to come.

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  10. Ah, a peaceful Christmas enjoyed by you and by us too.

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  11. Sounds like the perfect day for you two. Well deserved!

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  12. Baking tins??? I thought she would have given you Scotch Egg moulds.

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  13. My entire house is a bomb exploded. !/2 eaten candy, left over wrappings, clothing tags and bloated adults asleep on the couch. The "magic" of Christmas also visited here. So happy no row for you and the Mr. It just takes too much energy does It not? See you next year!

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  14. Just surveyed the debris in the lounge........

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  15. There is a lot to be said for enjoying Christmas in someone else's house! Call me anal but I just cannot go to sleep knowing the house is a tip so at three in the morning I finally sank into bed knowing that the wreckage occasioned by fourteen excitable children had been cleared up and the house was once more spic and span.

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  16. Mind those baking bean things they have a tendency to escape and then you'll be a**e of t*t like something off a cartoon!

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  17. It sounds lovely! We also had evening with family, but breakfast with friends and a pop in to a friend who was hanging at home to FaceTime with her family in the US. Very restful. Lovely presents, cermaic baking beans are a great present. After all you do like to make the odd quiche, non? :) xo

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  18. We did the short visit to each married adult children's homes, bringing gifts and goodies to all. Our single son joined us for roast duck and all the trimmings. I called my mom and messaged all my sisters. It was a lovely day.
    Glad to hear you had a great day, John.
    Best wishes,
    Barb from Canada

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  19. Grand daughter got given an iPad for Christmas. She took it out of the box, turned it on and within 3 minutes she was talking to her boyfriend's sister in Canada and saying hello to her little boy. I was gobsmacked.

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  20. We had no rows, though I was unhappy that Willy Dunne Wooters and Favorite Young Man silenced me every time I began a Christmas carol. I don't know what's wrong with people who don't like my singing.

    Love,
    Janie

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  21. Would like my glass to.. Always... Be full! What a lovely night we had! Great to see you both

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