Saturday, 26 December 2015

Santa came to Knodishall

We had a good Christmas Day, quiet, uneventful, plenty to eat, lots of chat about this and that, a game of His and Hers Logo, in which Rachel, Ally and I decided the girls questions were much much harder than the boys questions but thanks to Col, Brian and Martin getting muddled over the difference between a Cream Horn and a open Tart ( Ha Ha) us girls won by one question. Success!

We unwrapped pressies and various family  brought me a total of 26 - you read that right - 26 books from my wish list, with everybody wondering where on earth we will put them in our little bungalow and me assuring them that shelves full of books will make excellent insulation. Our eldest got Col a new phone which he will struggle with for days as it's touch screen and  his fingers are not very accurate. I had a new bigger A-Z book to copy my old Book of Books read 1971 -2015 into. As the old book contains several 1000 titles, it will take me a while to copy them all over - keep me busy for days - or weeks. Col had an Elvis CD - I shall leave the house when he plays that! From Penny Pincher penfriends came all sorts of gifts ranging from a scented sachet to some material for making a cushion. Thank you everyone.

My favourite thing about the days after a family Christmas is all the left-over food, which may sound odd but it means that for the next week I don't need to think about " what shall we have for dinner". After 36 years of marriage it's not the actual cooking dinner that I get fed up with but the thinking about what to cook.


Right, Col is watching a canal-boat DVD that I found for him and I shall go and put the kettle on and find the first of the leftovers for lunch  - a ham salad roll and some banoffee I think.

Thank you to everyone for all the good wishes for a Happy Christmas. I hope your day was as nice as ours.

Back Tomorrow
Sue

18 comments:

  1. SOunds a lovely day :)

    I love Xmas leftovers - I'm looking forward to a big pan of bubble and squeak later. Freshly baked rolls with leftover cold meats and stuffing for lunch. Yule log and Genoa cake for pudding - what's not to like? :D
    I agree with you about the deciding what to cook - that's more of a drag than the actual cooking.
    x

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  2. We had two quiet days already, with myself enjoying not having to go to work today... Have a great day today!!

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  3. Other than the roast gammon, which we've got plenty of, some to be eaten over the next couple of days and the rest frozen, we haven't really got any leftovers. I purposely didn't cook too much. Oh, there's the trifle, which I doubt we'll finish off, sadly that may well go in the recycled food bin. We both found it too sweet.

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  4. Veg soup here, I love leftovers too

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  5. Big fan of leftovers. We will be having cold ham and turkey with salads and freshly baked baguettes (only the part baked ones from the supermarket)and I will probably enjoy it more than I did my Christmas dinner. No deserts but maybe a few chocs while we watch a film later.
    Enjoy the rest of your day-x-

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  6. I agree, it is the 'what to cook' rather than the actual cooking that's the biggest pain. Also, when Violet says 'mum I'm hungry' and I say 'what do you want then?' and she just shrugs her shoulders! How am I meant to know what she fancies?! argh.

    Glad you had a good Christmas, and plenty of books to keep you busy too!
    :O) x

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  7. Our Boxing Day is a very calm one. Lots of nice food to choose from but settled on toast, fudge and a piece of pork pie for breakfast! Hubby had cheese & tomato on toast. After yesterday's feast, plain suits me just fine today.

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  8. Boxing Day here meant setting the alarm and getting up early (oh, I could have slept on!) to take middle daughter back home and to work as her shop's sale started today. Racing this afternoon has kept me entertained, and we have some guests (old school friend of my daughter's and her hubby) chatting in the kitchen with her.

    I love the sound of 26 new books (I had 4) and look forward to reading the titles, hint hint!

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  9. 26 books sounds like the perfect Christmas present pile! Glad you had a great day, Jx

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  10. Glad you had a good Christmas. Only enough left overs here for today. Can't be doing with any more than that! Other than chocolate, of course, chocolate doesn't count.

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  11. We had a good quiet christmas too , I miss spelled Quiet too just and diet came up , Do you think somebody it trying to tell me something lol , I have already frozen left over pigs in blankets and turkey for new years dinner , Happy new yaer xxx

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  12. Sounds like yu had a lovely time, my hubby has taken over more of the cooking since he took early retirement and he says the same it's not the cooking but working out what to cook!

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  13. Ha ha! Our stepfather was bought his first (very basic) smartphone for Christmas. It's still in its box.

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  14. I love leftovers too although there are less these days of more careful shopping but lots of Turkey for a pie and sandwiches and some potatoes and veg will go into a pot of soup with the turkey so a few lunches and dinners there.

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  15. I too love leftovers, Its Chicken and ham pie today! I know what you mean though, just a year behind you of what to cook for dinner!
    Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  16. Sounds like a lovely day and 26 books, how lucky! I'm with you on the cooking. As soon as I've thought what I'm doing it's like a weight is lifted off my shoulders for the rest of the day. But I'm afraid I'm on Col's side with Elvis. I like a bit of 'The King'. xx

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  17. I can totally understand the situation with the inaccurate fingers - the only reason I do not have Iphone yet us that I cannot handle precisely the device. It turned out to be too complicated. It was nice to hear about your increasing collection of the books. Let us know about your literary interest.

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  18. 26 new books, what a lucky thing you are. I quite like a bit of Elvis to bop around too!
    Lisa x

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