Saturday 26th December
Well that’s Christmas Day and Boxing Day over, two of the most eagerly anticipated, well prepared for days of the year, and blink and it’s over.
We try to be fairly traditional in how we spend the two days, now are ‘children’ our adults we see them rarely enough that Christmas is a time to just spend time with them. Christmas Day is spent opening pressies, preparing dinner, and good films. Boxing Day we like a good walk at the very least to try to walk off some of the excess food and drink. We manage to consume about a weeks worth of calories in just the few days.
We see the extended family the day after Boxing Day, now that all the cousins are married and have babies of their own, they all have their own parents and in-laws to satisfy so a completely separate day seemed the best way forward. Of course it also means you extend out what really is a very short festive season when it actually comes down to it. We are such a big family that are approach to presents is probably very similar to lots of families around, the secret Santa thing. Of course it’s a total lottery who you get to buy for, my nightmare is buying for the young adult males, what on earth do you get them that’s meaningful, interesting and useful! No one wants deodorant sets, socks, amusing tshirts or the like! Young adult females though, that’s a different matter, so easy!