So how was your Christmas? I can’t believe it’s all over already. So now I find myself mulling over mulled wine and whether we could have done anything better. Are you already missing it or have you already put all the decorations away and got straight back to normal, albeit a lot poorer? There does appear to be two types of people in the world – those who love Christmas and those who don’t (and we can’t simply divide them into children and adults)….
We had a spectacularly fun day – starting with literally no one around but a sleeping mother, to having 12 of us dancing in my kitchen. It was an all day marathon eating and drinking-fest but I have learnt over the years that if I am hosting, but don’t really like standing over a hot stove for hours or peeling potatoes that I need to make it as easy as possible. This year I bought so much M & S stuff it took me about an hour to unwrap it all and put it in all the right containers so it looked as if I’d done it all myself (tee hee). Foodies out there will be horrified and yes, I know that you would have been able to tell but I DON’T CARE.
Kids all loved it and whilst I still find it heartbreaking that they have to drive from one parent’s house to another, at least they do benefit from two sets of presents and that is the one big advantage of being children of divorce (probably psychologists would disagree with me, but hey there has to be some positives). They all arrived from their father’s house around midday and off we went….bucks fizz and blinis, followed by present opening and more champagne, followed by more family arriving and then wine, mulled wine, any old alcohol including Jaigermeister shots courtesy of my son and Baileys, courtesy of me.
So it got messy. It usually does in my house:-