By pensionspoet

‘Tis the season to be together’

Well that is what it says on our matching pyjamas. We thought we’d jump on the ever growing bandwagon - and Asda came up trumps with these - and an almost matching tartan nightdress for mum!

Jon and I woke around 8. Although I had woken at 3, 4 and 7. For once nothing to do with being excited, more just my age!

The kids weren’t that far behind us, and we sat together and opened presents. There never has been any civilised waiting, or spreading out present opening through the day - the ‘kids’ just open the ones Santa has brought and left under the tree, and Jon and I exchange presents. It’s relaxed and generally a big jumble of Christmas paper and togetherness.

I put the turkey in the oven at 8.30. Nothing else would fit in with it, but I started the potatoes and parsnips in the top oven, and was able to finish them once the turkey was out resting.

Mum came round at 10.30 and we had coffee and mince pies, and more presents.

So a huge Christmas meal for 7 prepared and cooked across both houses. Quite a lot of toing and froing with plates, and bowls, pans and glasses. We ate in mums as she has a functioning dining room. Totally stuffed, the boys washed up and we relaxed back in ours in front of the tv. The Queen followed by Mary Poppins Returns. No energy for a walk!

The afternoon has been board games, nibbles when we really weren’t hungry, and a background of Michael McIntyre and Blankety Blank, (which was particularly awful) then Call the Midwife.

Feeling pretty tired, so I think I’ll be in bed by 11!

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