Sunday, December 27, 2009
The holiday so far...
On Christmas Eve we attended the Midnight Eucharist service at the Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Wells, Somerset, along with 950 other people. It was a beautiful service and the ambience was amazing - despite the low temps both outside and inside the church.
Christmas morning - time for presents! Although we had a £5 upper spend limit, we all enjoyed our presents.
The two elves whose boots you can see on the left hand side of this photo produced an impressive selection of home-made mince pies and truffles.
Christmas lunch about to be served. Christmas crackers were pulled with much gusto - I won both times!
As you can see, we had all the trimmings: roast potatoes, parsnips, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cranberry jelly, crackling and pigs in blankets. We forgot the stuffing balls, so we had them for tea instead.
Christmas pudding and Christmas cake were served for dessert.
When we run out of Christmasy desserts, we made a maple syrup fondue. Fruit pieces and stale bread were perfect for dipping.
Finally, a walk to see the Paul Toole Holiday Light Show - easily the most elaborately decorated Christmas house we've come across this year!