Hello Dear Reader,
The photos above were us celebrating Christmas in a rented gite last year. We bought a house on the 21st December, went back with the keys and started cleaning and painting. We had the water turned on that day, the electricity the next and the following day BUT arrived with our electrical goods. We took the day off on Christmas day and went out for lunch with neighbours and then went back to the UK a few days later. This year is going to be whole lot more relaxing.
Today, I wrapped the presents for the four people we buy gifts for. The turkey, beef and pork is in the freezer. The cake and pudding has been made. This morning, I sorted through our Christmas decorations so I can downsize and give three quarters of what I have away. I found all my well used gift bags, which we use instead of wrapping paper, the cards I bought on sale in January and wrote out cards ready to post. We will do Christmas with our family on the first weekend in December where I will cook lunch for everyone. It’ll be lovely. I even enjoy prepping the vegetables the day before, making custard and icing my cake.
A couple of weeks later, when the term ends, we’ll head to Brittany for a well deserved break in the very quiet village Huelgoat. It will be our first Christmas in our own home. Whilst we’re there, we will get out for walks, visit friends and places and generally recharge our batteries.
We celebrate Christmas our way, quietly with a nice meal, a pud and a bit of cake. No fuss and no need to buy much or over eat. It’s just the way we like it.
Today, I got the last few bits done and it’s good to be ready.
Love Froogs xxx