I just wanted to stop by and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and say a very big well done to all of you who pull Christmas off - year after year - on top of everything else you do. I don't know how we do it!!!!
Its been a busy week at the heartshaped house. On Sunday, the dancing queen got to dance in Sheffield on a show featuring 3 of the X Factor finalists - Lucie Jones, Rachel and Ricky. She was thrilled to bits and filmed a lot of it on the DVD camera that we bought her last year. All of the X factor singers spent time with the girls in their dressing room, gossiping and laughing - they were really lovely and I don't think she's come down to earth yet!!
I'm off work now until the 4th January and looking forward to doing the cooking, walking and generally not sitting on my backside for 6 hours a day! Ive rallied the troops today to do a mass tidy and clean up operation on the house. Ive had an ugly cold sore between my nose and top lip, and the young man claims that not only have I behaved like Hitler today, but I have actually looked like him too!!! Very attractive! I shall be needing special powered mistletoe if I want a snog!!
The house looks lovely and smells divine. I am in the first stages of cooking ham for Christmas Eve and I am using Jamie Oliver's Jerk Ham recipe - I used this last year and it was lovely. The marinade is making the house smell great.
We always go the the Christingle service at the village church on Christmas Eve, then Santa visits our street about 8 oclock to dish out a few choccy bars. I have always read "The Night before Christmas" to my kids too. I thought that they might want to do something different now that they are a bit older, but they were horrified that I had even suggested deviating away from our family traditions - so thats the plan.
My mum, sis and her hubby are joining us on Christmas Day for lunch. I'm really looking forward to it.
Hubby is on night shift tonight, so thats a perfect excuse for us all to have a long lie in in the morning (not that the kids ever need an excuse!!).
Anyway, have a great time - whatever your plans.