Christmas

Calm before the big Ho Ho Ho

It’s 2 days before Christmas and I have been feeling very relaxed this week, so relaxed that I am beginning to think I must have forgotten something. I have double checked my various lists. I love lists so much that last Birthday both my hubby and sister bought me different List books as presents, and sadly I couldn’t have been happier 🙂

Anyway back to the present so the few last minute things I have to do are:

  1. Make a cracker, I am one short and have no intention of buying a whole box, so I have saved a party hat from the works Christmas party and with hindsight I should have saved the joke and gift too, but hey.
  2. Decorate the cake which I made in September and that hubby has been feeding with brandy ever since, which is less cake and more fruit stuck together with alcohol.
  3. Collect a tray of outrageously delicious chocolate brownies and antibiotics, ooh written like that I could be on to the next best thing – antibiotic chocolate brownies – that just has to be a winner!!
  4. Consider table decorations, I say consider because what would actually fit on the table with all the food – absolutely nothing!! As it is the vegetables are usually balanced on the window cill. Really who has space for table decs?
  5. Find all the presents that I have wrapped; last time I found one in March that I had forgotten. Already I have managed to buy hubby 2 Christmas cards because I forgot I had bought one in October. Need to write another list 🙂

Dad is bringing the turkey, stuffing, gravy, sausages in bacon and a nut roast which will all be fantastic if he remembers. At a family reunion he forgot the meat but bought extra cheese instead. Which if combined with any ‘substitutions’ to the grocery order I placed in October for delivery Christmas eve, could mean that we will be having the most creative Christmas lunch ever 🙂

 

Singing Dancing Christmas Tree

I stopped off at Sainsbury’s on my way into work this morning – to buy a singing dancing Christmas tree for my desk – yes, it has to be done. However, there was more than just one singing dancing item this year, so I lined up everything on one shelf which included; a penguin, a santa, a Christmas tree, and a whole scene with santa, reindeer, tree, present and bunny . I then set each one off into their individual Christmas song and dance routines, which caused a bit of a crowd as other shoppers couldn’t  help but see what was going on. It was a fabulous display until the Christmas tree, turned and moved, pushing everything else off the shelf.  I hadn’t realised that the tree had wheels underneath and actually moved along. At this point I was crying hysterically with laughter. What a fantastic way to start the day – go on give it a go – I highly recommend it.

I did take a video of what I bought but sadly can’t find a way to embed it yet, but hopefully will before Christmas 🙂