I hope it was a pleasant day for those who celebrate Christmas (and those who don’t).
Here it rained. And rained. And rained. Dark, grey, dreary (the odd picture below is the glass roof in my kitchen with rain).
We managed the meal very well. No real stress at all which was new. I still like the idea of a five-star hotel somewhere and Indian or Japanese food in the evening. Hopefully some year in the future.
The tree continues to look lovely (I think a decorated tree is one of my favourite things about the season, along with candles lit for Hannukah).
We do gifts first thing. This year was a sort of mish mash because neither of us really needs anything. I ended up with a great new candle (Cathedral by Edinburgh company Druid), new trivets and tea spoons (I’ve managed to break several tea spoons – go figure), and some great post earrings to go with the short hair.
Then, a late breakfast and making a start on the cooking. You can see the turkey in the oven.
I ended up choosing to wear Tauer Sundowner layered with Masque Milano Madeleine just because it sounded like a decent idea. Not a success. The Madeleine totally overwhelmed the Sundowner which was surprising given how strong the Tauer is. Candles for the day were Tauer l’Air and the new Cathedral. I decided the Diptyque Biscuit needed a day off.
We watched another episode of Alex Rider (a YA book series by Anthony Horowitz that I read to my son growing up which is being made into eight-episode segments — it’s got a lot of books). Very well done. And had slices of the Xmas cake (see below) with ice cream and whipped cream – wretched excess. Neither of us likes Christmas pudding – I did receive one in a hamper from the guy I work for which will get donated in some way. I expect we’ll be done with the food leftovers and the worst of the sugar by mid this week. We got these great fruit pastille things and nougat which I’ve been working my way through.
Today – Boxing Day – the sun came out. So welcome after yesterday’s deluge (it looked like the road into the village must have flooded last night – there was loads of stuff on it this morning). Dog and I walked in the neighbouring village. He got this wonderful new plush bunny from friends as one of his gifts which he now seems to prefer to his other toys.
Managed to get myself to do some German today. Finished the fifth entry in Ann Cleeves’ Shetland mystery/crime series. Very good. Well worth reading. Making more roast potatoes to go with dinner, will watch another episode of Alex Rider tonight with more cake.
Back to work tomorrow.
Hope you are safe and well and enjoying the holiday period. What perfume did you wear on the day?