Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas is over


eaten the last of the mince pies

drunk copious amounts of Glühwein and Aquavit, along with several cans of Carlsberg and a few bottles of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon

eaten more turkey than the rest of the year put together: roast turkey, cold turkey, turkey sandwiches, turkey stew (enough said)

watched Love Actually - along with the Matrix trilogy (well, hubby watched the trilogy, I watched Keanu Reeves)

been to the Christmas market - twice

listened to and sung carols

met up with friends for Christmas drinks

pulled crackers, laughed at silly jokes, wore paper hats and played board games

spent time with the extended family

sent and received Christmas cards

exchanged presents

eaten more satsumas, nuts, chocolates, biscuits, cakes and puddings than it's possible without bursting

Things that we've not done (must make note for next year):

We've not...

put up a Christmas tree or any Christmas decorations at home

seen a Christmas pantomime

watched the Queen's speech (Ooops!)

Looking at this list, I'd say all in all Christmas has been successful. Roll on the new year!


Per Stromsjo said...

Listening to a monarch wouldn't make my top-500 list of things to do but that's just me... ;)

Turkey stew?

Tinsie said...

Watching the Queen's speech on Xmas day is a British tradition. It's not as bad as it sounds. We would have watched, but we got carried away opening presents and missed it.

The stew part I have no problem with, it's the turkey part that I hate. Yuck.

Shionge said...

Yep....Roll them quickly ;D

Happy Cheers Tinsie :D

Puss-in-Boots said...

Christmas crept up so quickly that, like you, I didn't put up a tree either. No time!

I've read,eaten, slept, read some more, slept, watched a bit of TV...just total bliss from my normally busy and organised day.

Happy New Year to you.

Tinsie said...

@ Shionge: My feelings exactly :-)

@ Puss-in-Boots: I think that's the problem when you don't start preparing for Christmas until the last minute - you run out of time to get it all done :-/

I've slept a lot during this holiday, too. I don't know why I didn't add "sleeping" to the list. I should have, it's taken up enough of my time!

Rajesh said...


Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Gattina said...

And tonight it starts all over ! I mean the eating and drinking, at least it is so in Belgium !

Saretta said...

Happy 2010, Tinsie!

Karen said...


The Wonder Hub is busy planning our anniversary trip for 2012. We're going to Greece! When you have the time, would you email me your suggestions/must sees/insider tips? We plan on a 14 day trip.

Perhaps we'll be meeting in Greece rather than London??

Susan Mo said...

Hope you have a wonderful New Year - Happy 2010!!

Marg, the Sal. said...

Happy New Year, and don't worry much about the Queen's speech. You can always check it out on YouTube ;)

Tinsie said...

@ Gattina: Alas, not here! NYE is a fairly soulless day with very little eating involved. Some people make up for it by drinking far too much, but it's not the same...

@ Karen: I could do a whole post about it! What time of year are you thinking of going, and what are you most interested in (cities, museums, ancient ruins, partying, beach time, islands, mountains)?

@ Marg: I know, but it's not the same ;-)

Happy new year to all!

Karen said...

I would say that we're interested in:
ancient ruins, beach time, islands, mountains.

We're looking at two weeks in early June of 2012, which will coincide with our 10th anniversary.

Tinsie said...

Excellent choices on all counts :-)

Have you looked through my other blog with the photos? Is there anything that looks interesting?

Sean said...

Yea, it looks like the holidays are over for another year. I think this year I will start saving/shopping early on in the season and try hard to get in the spirit of things as much as possible.

Anonymous said...

I guess you simply had a blast on Christmas.

Tinsie said...

@ Sean: Just don't start too early ;-)

@ Exposemaximum: LOL! I guess you could say that.