Friday, December 26, 2008

This is one of my favourite Christmas tree ornaments: Karen gave it to me :)

Christmas Day was lovely - the girls really liked their gifts and the dinner turned out well! For once my turkey stayed juicy; I cooked it to the specifications of my CA friend A - it was wonderful as was the gravy. We all had a great day and I can heartily recommend Nigella Lawson's Poinsettia cocktail - champagne, Cointreau and cranberry juice - chin, chin :)

Today was very relaxed; the weather was good so in the afternoon Phil and I walked up Helsby Hill. Afterwards we phoned California - it was great to talk to our friends there - we miss them all loads.

Hope everyone had a great Boxing Day.


photowannabe said...

Julie, it sounds like you had a fabulous Christmas with family and good food. We did too. Of course I ate far too much and will be paying for it in the weeks to come.
I enjoyed being with family and friends but now the house seems so quiet.Hope you had a lovely day.

Dianne said...

that's a sweet ornament

sounds like you had a lovely holiday

Akelamalu said...

That's a pretty little ornament and obviously special to you having come from your friend Karen.

Nice to hear your Christmas Day was good. I tried Nigella's semolina roast potatoes and maple syrup parsnips - I can recommend them! :)

picperfic said...

cheers! Sounds like a lovely Christmas in your house....we are having a lovely time too!

artisbliss said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxed Christmas day. That's the way it ought to be!