Back to normal

We had a very quiet, relaxing day yesterday which began early!! Even though he hasn't believed in Santa for the last few years it didn't stop Samuel getting up before 7am!!
I have my own tradition of laying the table on Christmas Eve. That way it's all done ready for dinner on Christmas Day. This year I "Liberated" some holly from by the pond and used my lantern from Party Lite, which has snow flakes on two sides, in the centre. The red candle holders were a gift from work when I first started there nearly 8 years ago.
I found these cute little angels at a local garden centre and had to hunt around to find 3 to bring home. They didn't have many left by the time I got there. A bit of bazzill cardstock for name tags and hey presto, they were ready to go.
John made a gorgeous dinner and while the meat was cooking we took the dog for a stroll around the pond. Strangely enough we were the only ones there!!
After dinner it was more relaxing and before we knew it it was time for Dr Who. Where does the time go on Christmas Day?

Today we're back to normal. It might sound a bit Baa Humbug but the washing still needs doing and the hoovering won't do itself. John even went out and washed the front room window!!

We're making left over casserole for tea and then I'm going to plan some crafty things for next year. I've got some ideas of what to make the girls at work!! Nothing like being prepared :0)


  1. We'll be back to normal tomorrow ~ your nephew needs a routine!

  2. Oh Liz...
    Happy New Year sweetie. It looks as though you, John and Samuel had a wonderful day. The pictures of the pond are just awesome. You know me. I love the outdoors there when you share. They are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    I can't wait to see what new crafts you are going to start. Oh my you and Ruth are so gifted.

    Thanks for sharing 2009 with me sweetie. I so look forward to 2010.

    Country hugs and much love...Sherry

  3. Glad that you had a wonderful day - nice to know I am not the only one that continues to do chores even on special occasions. I loved the photos of your table... esp the little angels :)

  4. My boys are in vacation mode w/two more weeks left for their school holiday.
    I am trying to dig myself out from laundry and trying to catch up w/blog friends.
    Happy New Year and thank you for the lovely photos.

  5. Your christmas day sounds lovely and your table looked still a bit stunned after reading you were preparing for next year already....I will do "normal" chores tomorrow.
    Happy New Year my friend, may it be your best year ever...:-) Hugs

  6. Your table looks beautiful,glad you had a nice day and those chores are always waiting aren't they? xx

  7. Glad you had a great day Liz... table looks fab - I forgot to take photos of mine and its probably the best one I have ever had!!! I agree with you about chores needing to be done - I was hoovering the stairs on Christmas Day and Boxing day was spent clearing up from the day before (13 people for dinner including 6 very excited kids)...Have a great New Year and maybe this year I will finally get to meet you...x


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