Just a quick post tonight to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Of course I know that some of you perhaps don’t celebrate Christmas but I do, not so much in the religious sense but as a tradition. At this time of year I like to send good wishes to my friends in the blogging community regardless of their faith or lack of.
I listened to the King’s speech, it felt a bit strange not to hear the voice of Queen Elizabeth. I admit that I didn’t listen to the Queen’s speech on Christmas Day every year but it was a comforting tradition to hear that familiar voice every year. Still I thought that King Charles made a good speech.
It’s after nine in the evening here. Not quite dark yet, we have long twilights in Tasmania in summer. The weather has been very nice. It was warm outside but not so hot that we couldn’t enjoy our Christmas lunch. We ate at home. I’d cooked roast lamb, just a 1kg boneless leg but more than enough for us, and roast turkey breast and we had lots of vegetables and baked potatoes. Quite a nice meal if I do say so myself. I should have taken a photo of the dining table but I was too busy cooking and serving the food and I forgot . I’ll have to show you last years lunch which was similar. The table was similar too except that this year we had a gold runner, serviettes and placemats.
My home made Christmas pudding came out perfectly too, possibly my best ever so I’m pleased. We haven’t had room to eat Christmas cake yet but maybe we’ll have some for supper.
I think half the gifts under the tree were for the pets. They were very lucky and received a lot of treats which will of course be rationed out over the next few weeks. Of course the dogs would have eaten them all today if we let them. We always buy pet presents. They are family after all.
Naomi bought me a five year journal amongst other things. The idea is that I write a couple of lines for each day of the next five years. I’ll be 70 when I finish it! It is a challenge. Will I be consistent and write every day? Will I be able to condense my thoughts into the three or four lines provided? I hope so. It will be interesting to look back on if I can keep it up. This is just how I felt when I started to blog, of course that was not a daily commitment so in a way this will be harder.
So that was my Christmas Day, a quiet time at home, very relaxing. Tomorrow, Boxing Day we plan to spend at home too enjoying hobbies. We have plenty of leftovers so I won’t have to cook.
I hope you are all having a wonderful day wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Merry Christmas