Monday, 30 December 2013

First Day Back


First day back at work today for all those ladies wanting tans, shellac etc in an effort to  beautify themselves ready for the New Years Eve celebrations. It will be a quiet one here although my eldest daughter and her other half are joining us as they are saving for their wedding in June, so just a take-away and a few drinks indoors to see the New Year in, so no outfit dilemma's for me.
Luckily I don't have outfit dilemma's on Christmas Day either, I always cook, so have to dress practically. All I did was swap my slippers for my sparkly Jimmy Choo shoes, I mean if you can't  wear glittery shoes on Christmas Day when can you wear them?


Needless to say you couldn't  move for presents and wrapping paper but everyone was over the moon with their pressies!


I was in his hysterics when I opened the door to my eldest and her fiance complete with hand knitted Christmas Jumpers with flashing lights courtesy of her future mother in law!


I always lay the table the night before, too much to do on the day. OH says we need some new placemats in the sale, mine are as old as the hills!


My four waiting patiently for their dinner!


Lunch was so good and as it had taken virtually two days to prepare, I had to go back for seconds! No wonder I couldn't move! In fact I had already started tucking in before I remembered to take a picture! Lots of homemade bread sauce, sausage meat and stuffing balls, pigs in blankets, sprouts with lardons and chestnuts, parsnips in honey with mixed herbs and carrots with cinnamon and maple sypup, . Yum! Oh and the Aldi Christmas pudding recommended by Good Housekeeping also got our vote!


Lots of bubbles were consumed.


Then we walked it all off, or tried to but I don't think it worked!


Our evening party nibbles were accompanied by a round of shots, something I thought I would never do, but the girls cheered me on!

Hope you all had a fab time and aren't too depressed if you are back at work today! 


30 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time and your cooking looks delicious! I wasn't totally happy with my xmas outfit so hope to nail it for NY. Have a lovely time! xx

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    1. I don't really dress up for either as I'm always the cook! Would love to go out and dress up!

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  2. What beautiful kids you have, looks like a great Christmas! We got our champagne from Aldi, came number one in Which survey and £10 a bottle. I drank at least two (bottles) on Xmas eve and no hangover on Christmas day truly the Queen of Champagnes!

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    1. Certainly sounds like the Queen of Champagnes! xx

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  3. Loving the Choo's!! looked like you had a lovely family time and that's what it is all about honey. xx

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    1. I find it exhausting actually, would love to be invited out for once and get to dress up!

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  4. Hi Sharron...looks like you had a lovely family Christmas:) We had the Aldi pudding also and it was delish! Happy New Year!!
    ~Anne xx

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  5. Hi there! Your Christmas sounded perfect, all the family round and lots of lush food and drink, the lemon drink at the end looks lovely, I wouldn't mind trying it! xxx

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  6. Sounds like a great British Christmas Day. And love the sparkling JC's!

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  7. Ah what a lovely day! Those Christmas jumpers are epic! Lol! You have gorgeous kids Sharron & dinner looked & sounded delish! I've got to try your bread sauce next year! Ax

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    1. They certainly were epic, had bells on which I forgot to mention, all hand knitted. There will be no going back once you've had the bread sauce x

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  8. I have Choo shoe envy!!! Happy New Year in case I forget to say it to you tomorrow/Wednes

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  9. Look at your beautiful family!! Glad to hear you all had a Merry Christmas. Best wishes for the new year!

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    1. Thank you Gigi, hope all well with you and Happy New Year xx

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  10. You're making me feel all festive all over again Sharron! The table and food look fantastic and what a lovely pic of your four! Did Poppy and Albert get a special Christmas dinner? I'm not back at work just yet but I will be depressed good style! xx

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    1. Yes Jen, Claudia bought them a special Christmas Dinner dog food but they weren't keen, much preferred our left overs!

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  11. What a fabulous looking family you have and I love the Christmas Jumpers - the best I have seen.
    Happy New Year.

    Jane X

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    1. I forgot to say they also had bells on!

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  12. Looks and sounds like you had a great Christmas. Enjoy your New Years Eve hun and have a very happy new 2014.

    X x

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  13. Looks like you had a lovely Christmas with your family and those shoes are so perfect for Christmas. Happy New Year Sharron!

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  14. Oh look at your beautiful children! Though I can't believe the older ones are yours - child bride surely? Thank you for sharing your special day and I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year! xx

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    1. LOVL Avril! I wish honey but sadly not! Happy New Year darling and thanks for all your help in 2013, it is much appreciated xxx

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  15. Looks like a wonderful Christmas!
    Happy New Year, Sharron xo

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  16. How blessed you are, your children are a credit to you(gorgeous family:-)!

    HNY fabo mummy:-)

    X

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  17. Sounds and looks like a wonderful Christmas. Your daughters hand knit jumper is seriously amazing! They should put them into production - I'd buy one!

    Hope you are rocking those sparkly shoes at work. That surely must be the easiest way to put you in a cheery mood.

    Happy New Year!

    xx

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  18. Looks like you had a fab time. Your family are all lovely. Never seen a pic of your OH on the blog, though - does he not want to be featured?! xx

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  19. I love hearing about how others spend their Christmasses!! Yours looks wonderful!! Great pic of your kids all opening their pressie's.....they are all so gorgeous!!
    Have some serious Choo envy going on....how fabulous are those shoes!! Wishing you and yours a very Happy 2014 xx

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  20. Happy New Year!! Your Christmas day looks great fun. What a beautiful family you have! xxx

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