Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Full house


Well, we're busy busy busy here - in a good way. Daughter 2 is here, having fun with her nephew and niece.


She went out for a run. Cassie the Cat was such a help ...


... but didn't actually go out with her. Snoozing is more Cassie's thing.

Daughter 2 and I went to the supermarket to get the last (I hope) bits of food till after Christmas. There are 8 of us staying in the house - 10 once Son and Daughter-in-Law arrive tonight - and 14 for Christmas dinner and various other meals. I remember the old days when it was just my parents, my brother and I and my grandparents: we had a simple meal of turkey and Christmas pud. Of the 14, we have three vegetarians, three who're veggie but with fish, six carnivores, one nut allergy (he's a veg/fish so nut roast isn't the solution), one citrus allergy, one diabetic ... it requires thought and possibly more ovens than we possess. Daughter 2 and I were pondering the details of the vegetarian and diabetic aspects of the meal as we wandered round the supermarket. "It would be easier if it were just you and me," I mused. "We could have..." - I paused for thought.

"Toast," suggested Daughter 2. "And pudding."

So tempting. But no. We'll have a bit of a feast and are very lucky to be able to do so, especially with the people we love.

Happy Christmas, everyone.

14 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas,Lifers xx You're all so lovely!

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  2. Enjoy this special family time..x

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  3. What! No Coeliac? No one invites me anywhere!! Merry Christmas to you all!

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  4. I've been on a hunt for mince tarts (why, oh why are they becoming such a rarity??). When I found a bakery selling them I bought a dozen. That will be my Christmas meal to hold me over 'til the vegetarian supper (not even a dinner!) on Boxing Day.

    Merry Christmas to you all!!

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  5. Happy Christmas to you ALL! ( even the special needs eaters! )

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  6. Merry Christmas to all of you. Have a wonderful family day ( or two).

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  7. Merry Christmas to all!

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  8. Nothing wrong with toast and pudding......best wishes for a lovely day with your family, Isabelle!

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  9. I hope that all goes/went well for you. Happy Christmas.

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  10. I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! How wonderful to be so together, under one roof!

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  11. It all sounds like a wonderful Christmas. It is good for families to be together.

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  12. Toast is one of my favourite foods.

    Happy continuing Christmas, hope it went well.

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