Sunday, 3 January 2010

Christmas - It's a wrap

Tonight Bushman made a prawn curry so hot that I’ve had to drink half a bottle of prosecco to cool off. Except that now I’m quite tipsy, so bear with me friends.

Tomorrow I return to work. The holidays are over, my wine holder is empty, my cupboards are bare and my stomach is enormous.

Here is my bullet point Christmas for your consumption

  • A big family Christmas on Christmas Day – with my grandfathers’ ashes on the mantelpiece.

  • Some of my best presents were: four martini glasses, four handmade Betty Jackson champagne glasses, two pairs of Elle Machpherson knickers, a handmade cherry necklace and the fact that my son has started walking!

  • Boxing Day with friends and a game of Family Fortunes.

  • 27th December – lunch with our Jamaican family including goat soup, roast lamb, jerk pork, rice, coleslaw, Christmas cake and red wine.

  • 29th December – my mother’s car was towed away by the DVLA because she had forgotten to pay her tax. She was mortified “It’s like being a common criminal!” she wept.

  • New Year’s Eve – I experienced the golden spangled vipers nest (ladies toilets) of a pseudo swanky club- I had forgotten just how much effort the ladies toilets in a club can be! Thank god I was able to drink tons of free champagne.....

  • New Years Day – recovering with Mary Poppins.

  • Yesterday - a lovely winter walk in Epping Forest.
  • Today – purchasing a sofa in the sales.

  • In summary I overdosed on: Booze, pork (all forms), chocolate, pate and Agatha Christie. I made zero resolutions for the New Year but compiled a list of things to do in 2010, which includes a tapestry project.

I'm going to leave you with some lovely pictures of my winter walk in Epping Forest. My way of saying 'Happy New Year' - before I am back later this week moaning about how much I hate work, blah, blah, blah......


  1. Happy new year to you! Glad you had a good one. I also overdosed on pork in all forms, but then again I do that around once a week. What fun! Wishing you much happiness for 2010!

  2. Happy New Year! I've found your blog through Veronica's top 25 blogs post.

    Sounds like a bloody gid Christmas/New Year's to me tbh!

  3. I enjoyed Christmas, but I'm so glad it's over.

  4. I did not dare to overdose on food this crimbo I am already shaped like a Teletubby from comfort eating crumpets and cocoa all october. I am now strapped to a treadmill for all eternity! Happy new year.

  5. Sounds like a great week, all in all. Nice pictures. I tagged you for high fives of 09, but won;t be in the least offended if you can;t be arsed with it.

  6. Happy New Year to all and thanks for your lovely comments. I read and savour every one!