Life in the Slow Lane: Christmas Day

Monday 26 December 2011

Christmas Day

We had a lovely Christmas Day .....Santa came, DD was up at 6.30am insisting we all get up, as he  HAD been, we opened our presents (I got a new mobile phone-YAY!),

we all had an hour back in bed...and by 10 o'clock the Military Operation which is our Christmas Dinner prep was underway!  Although I do the shopping and much of the preparation, the actual cooking is done by DH and DD....I just set the table and make sure the house looks good.

 DH makes a timetable which is followed to the minute and, although we laugh at the precision of it all, it makes for a fab dinner. This year, due to ongoing gas boiler problems which DH has been attempting to resolve in his every spare minute, DD virtually cooked the meal on her own...and made a  great job of it! She even had time to paint her nails before serving it!

Mum always makes pavlova for dessert even though she hates it herself, so I made a fruit salad for her!

To end the day off, my dad likes to get a photograph of everyone who was here for dinner, so we all dutifully gathered on (or around) the settee and smiled!

.....and it was over...DH took his father and stepmum home and we all changed into our 'comfy' clothes and did the tidying up, before collapsing in a heap to watch 'The Santa Claus' on DVD.

...and that, my friends, is a little glimpse into Christmas Day at the McInnes'.

Hope you all had the kind of Christmas day you enjoy...we certainly did!

Thanks for dropping by!
take care
Alison xx


  1. And what a wonderful glimpse it was, thank you for inviting us in. Looks like your Christmas was wonderful :)

  2. It sounds like a great time Alison! I love your table setting and wish we had your group photo tradition! I wish you and your family a wonderful New Year!

  3. Looks like you had a great day, did we.

  4. In our house it's me that insists on the group photo. They moan and groan but they know that resistance is futile!
    Pleased to hear you had a great day.

  5. It sounds like you had a great day, the photos are lovely x

  6. Well done on managing a group photo - I sruggled to get everyone awake at the same time, let alone force a photo on anyone!
    He ho - it's Christmas I guess and people can do what they want - just not what I want!!!

    Looks like it was a good day - and am VERY impressed with your DD! Nigella had better watch out!

  7. Loved the look into your day, your table looks so pretty. Very impressed with the Nigella book out! I made her poinsettia cocktails on Christmas morning!

  8. I'm glad to see that you had a great Christmas with your family! The dinner table setup is gorgeous - wish I could have joined you! :)

  9. Looks and sounds like the perfect McInnes Christmas Day! Ours started a bit later - we all watched vintage VIDEOS at the resort we were at - until laaate on Christmas eve, and we stretch the present opening out over a few hours by throwing a dice, etc...then we prepared the lunch together and we ate late afternoon :) I think we all pretty much spend time opening gifts & cooking & eating together!

  10. What a fabulous glimpse into your little world on such a special day. Hope you scrap those memories! :)


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