Tuesday 27 December 2022

Our Christmas day!

 Well that's Christmas over with for another year. I was sat there at about 10pm on Christmas day night thinking all that effort for just one day but it was so worth it, we had a great day even if it was different from other years.

Christmas Grinch pj's.

Ellie ended up going out with her friend on Christmas Eve to school. They were holding their first community event where everyone was welcome to come in and watch a film. I thought it was a great idea for Christmas eve. She had a great time and it gave me chance to get one with preparing the Christmas dinner. We didn't end up getting a takeaway on Christmas Eve. As it worked out we would have only have had about 40 minutes when we were all home at the same time and getting it delivered in that time frame would have been impossible.

Becky was working over Christmas so it was really strange her not being here on Christmas eve and Christmas day night, sleeping most of Christmas day and Boxing day too. We made sure to be awake and out of bed by the time she got in from work on Christmas day so we could at least all open our presents together!

Kids opening Christmas presents
The Kids opening Christmas presents

The girls got everything that they wanted and more. They were very happy with their presents. I got some great gifts too. Lots of Harry Potter stuff, finally a spice rack, lots of hot chocolate pods for the coffee machine, pj's and other bits and bobs. Stu was overjoyed with his new phone, he needed one. His old one had a smashed screen and the battery didn't last a day.

My dad usually isn't great at buying Christmas presents and leaves it up to his partner, she got us some great gifts but my dad excelled himself and got us a Ring doorbell. I've always wanted one and I am now waiting for Stu to set it up.

Putting presents together

While I was in and out of the kitchen Stu set up his new phone and messed around with his new computer parts. It was strange just having one child here for Christmas day especially since Ellie didn't need any help getting her presents out of the boxes, setting up her new phone and doing Lego. I guess this is what it feels like to have older kids. I don't like it. Hmmf.

After doing a lot of preparation in the run up to Christmas and on Christmas Eve we still didn't eat until about 4pm. lol I thought I just had the roast parsnips to do but forgot about the pigs in blankets and the roast potatoes. Oops.

Our Christmas dinner

Dinner was the best, of course it was all covered in gravy and washed down with Glitterberry J20. We only ever get that at Christmas. hehehe

When we had all eaten my work was done and I plonked myself in my armchair with a glass of wine in front of the TV and left Stu and Ellie to do the tidying and washing up. Becky got up and we spent some time together before she had to get ready for work and then it was back to the TV for me. I of course watched all of the soaps. Corrie was really nice and not full of drama and death like usual but Eastenders made up for that. I predict if they don't find Mick's body he will do a Harold Bishop from Neighbours and come back in about 5 years. lol

On Boxing day we didn't do much at all apart from watching TV, eating and only a little bit of tidying up. 

I hope you all had a great Christmas?


  1. Aww sounds like you had a lovely Christmas. We've been catching up with my mum and dad and sister, which was nice too. It certainly does change the atmosphere when the kids are all grown up though !

  2. Sounds like a good Christmas even if it was different. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  3. That does sound wonderful but I agree that Christmas with older kids feels so much different... quieter for sure! We had a wonderful Christmas as well (which I'm wrapping up on the blog tomorrow).

  4. Sounds like you all had a fantastic Christmas Day. It's great that you were able to spend some time with Becky around her working and sleeping hours. Every time I see your delicious food with all the yummy gravy it makes me hungry. I love gravy!! We are getting together at a friends place for lunch on New Years eve and I heard that pigs in blankets are on the menu. I immediately thought of you and your Christmas lunch. I can't wait to have some as I haven't eaten them in years.

  5. It seems you've had a wonderful time and the gifts are really lovely. I had Glitterberry J20 too, it's really fun to have, isn't it? :)

  6. It looks like you had a lovely day :) I'm glad you were able to manage it so that you could all spend some time together! Happy Christmas!

  7. Thisiswhereitisat2 January 2023 at 17:02

    What a fab Christmas and like the pj's X