We've had a great weekend, kicked off on Friday night at the office Christmas bash, both mine and Debbie's were on the same night and we chose to go to Debbie's, might have been something to do with the free bar! Anyway, we had a great night out, having our first turkey dinner of the season, washed down with a never ending supply of drink!
Saturday was our turn to put on the show, hosting our own family Christmas party, despite the late night on Friday we made it to the supermarket for 7.30am, just in time for a whizz round before trolley rage started setting in and got done just in time for the cafe opening.
There was a bit of a set back in that the weight for the pressure cooker had gone awol so the hunt was on for a steamer to cook all the veg. Despite seeing one everywhere we went over the last few weeks, we couldn't find one anywhere now we wanted one, then on the way back from picking up Dad, we found one in Asda Living while looking for a gravy boat. Getting back home, with the light fading and all our Christmas lights on, our house was really looking festive.
Debbie sorted the dinner out, the pork roast was done to a turn and despite Debbie not being all that keen on using the new steamer, the vegetables were perfect! The table was set in the dining room and looked fantastic, ready and waiting for dinner to be served which went down a storm with everyone. We all head a great evening, drinking merrily while flicking between Strictly Come Dancing and X Factor.
For Sunday, our Wedding Anniversary, we had made plans to go out for a meal, then changed them to have a meal at home with friends which then changed to having a meal with friends at their home. On the day itself, our friends called to say they were still stuck doing the packing with them moving house at short notice in the next few days. So we ended up doing what we like doing best and have been yearning to do for weeks....... bugger all!
Before making a start on doing nothing, I presented Debbie with her eternity ring, "Princess, with this eternity ring I declare, you're going to have to put up with this muppet for life!". The ring is beautiful and fits snugly next to her engagement and wedding rings.
The PJ's stayed on all day as we lounged about watching Santa Who, Santa Clause 1, Santa Clause 2 and Christmas Vacation. We had a fantastic chilled Christmasy day topped off by a lovely anniversary meal......pie chips and peas.......well, we need the space in the freezer!
We're a whole year on, we've been to Scotland and back, adopted the daftest dog in the world, spent six emotional months moving house followed by three months turning our new house into a palace. It's not been plain sailing by any means, we're hoping for a smoother ride through 2006 and some snow would be nice!