Well it has been a busy December and also one for illness in the family, which is the reason why I haven’t been updating my blog of late…but all is getting better and moving forward now.
We were late putting up our Christmas Tree this year (I wasn’t going to bother as we are not really into Christmas), but at 11:30pm, Paul decided that he and Caetlyn were going to put the tree up – so they cranked up the stereo with the “Twisted Sister Heavy Metal Christmas” album and did a wonderful job:
Whilst they were doing that I decided to make some Christmas Tree Shortbread for us all to enjoy – they turned out ok (still not used to my new oven yet – but I’m getting there):
We were going to go away in our mobile home “PANCHI” for Christmas Day, but Paul was still feeling a bit under the weather and didn’t know if he could really drive a long way…and to tell you the truth, I really hate travelling on Christmas Day plus the weather was too hot, so we decided that we couldn’t be bothered, we stayed home and had THE most lovely Christmas ever…
I knocked up a quick Chrissy lunch, which included TURKEY, Roast Potatoes, Roast Carrot, Roast Sweet Potato and Pumpkin, Broccoli, Green Beans, mixed veggies and gravy, plus a side of herb bread:
I made it look as “Christmassy” as I could with the reindeer placemats, Green Serviettes, Gold Cutlery, Santa & Reindeer salt & pepper shakers, and real Austrian Crystal Glasses….just to make it a bit special for the family.
I even made jellies from scratch for desert, though we were too full from the main course to eat any – so that will be for tomorrow!!
We then watched Christmas Movies – “The Muppet Christmas Carol” & Disney’s “Peter Pan” (well the second one I fell asleep in..hahaha), then Paul & Caetlyn had dinner and we played scrabble until the wee hours of the morning!!
I am on holidays at the moment and don’t have to go back to work until the 3rd of January 2017… YAY!! (So I don’t have to get up at the crack of stupid ~ so thankful).
Speaking of 2017 ~
I have decided that 2017 IS going to be a better year than 2016 (which has been for the most, a very horrid year for a lot of people), but I will write about that in another blog soon. (I have already started making new beginnings ~ I have changed my Instagram from “Blue Strawberry Health” just to “DARKWENCH”, the Blue Strawberry Health Natural Therapies has been put on the back burner for a while as I feel I cannot dedicate enough of my time to do it properly).
So until then – I hope your Christmas Day was wonderful, and that you spent it with family and friends, happy and contented, grateful for any blessings that came your way.
Until next time ~
Catch you later,