Christmas Traditions Old and New

December 27, 2008

Christmas flew by in a blur didnt it? All that preparation and then in a flurry of visiting, eating, drinking and gifting, its all over.

Something I noticed this year was a distinct lack of Turkey. We ourselves had Beef and I’ve heard so many people talking about going back to traditional Geese and even 3 Bird Roasts 🙂

We’ve got a little tradition of our own starting up. Over the last few years myself and Paul are getting progressively later when it comes to opening our gifts to each another. The last few years its been late on Christmas day, this year it was late on Boxing day. When it comes to the things I’ve bought Paul and he has bought me, we like to do it in private. Settle down at the back, it’s not like that, no rude pressies! We like to buy each other a few stocking fillers to open, silly bits of stuff that we might not otherwise stock up on. A lot of it is foodie bits that I like and he doesn’t and vice versa. I scored some Olives, Corn Chips, a Nasi Goreng meal kit and a Chilli n Garlic Mill to name just a few. He got some tinned Braised Eel (will he try it?), Toffee Popcorn, Turkish delight (2 kinds) and Chinese Egg Cake (really!) among his gifts.

Of course, we had opened our gifts from other people at the same time they opened theirs. This year it was especially nice that Nephew Jacob, being only weeks away from his 10th birthday, took time to look at and enjoy his gifts. Nephew Joe, being only weeks away from his 5th birthday, continued his tradition of tearing the wrapping off and only glancing briefly before reaching for the next thing to unwrap!

After Christmas lunch, several members of the family took time out to practice another traditional Christmas activity 🙂

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Christmas 2008

Sleeping those sprouts off!!

Tea break.

November 14, 2008

We are off to Malaysia for a couple of weeks, help yourselves to tea whilst we’re gone 🙂

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PS. Sorry there are no biscuits!

Holiday Randoms…..

November 1, 2008

OMG I thought tetra packs of Don Simon for €1 were the bottom of the barrel, in fact this supermarket own brand has it beat by a third. €0.60 for a litre of rose wine. I didnt taste it but I’m sure its more than fit for tramps. It will probably make them sleep too 🙂


Do you think Anthony Worrall Thompson has any idea that he is endorsing this range of kitchenware?

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Another OMG, can you imagine? Lewis Hamilton staying in our hotel???

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Ok, whatever you say, I’m sticking to my story!

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Oh yeah, and him above, taking time off from his internet life as cheezus69 to appear in person as Martin.

Ok, several of these are not quite strictly true, but I thought ’em funny. So there!


September 27, 2008

Is your man, an Assmann?

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Because he’s worth it!

Beni all-inc awaits

September 15, 2008

It’s been a while I know, but finally it’s time for our next holiday. No really, it has been a while, we last went away in April. Unless, you count our 3 days in Prague, which in my opinion you shouldn’t.

So we are off for a week in Benidorm, a bit of luxury this time, we splashed out on 4 star 🙂

Oh, and we treated ourselves with entry to the executive lounge at East Midlands, how much stuff can we rob in 2 hours??

See you next week 🙂

We did get back from Prague!

August 15, 2008

A record of our holiday (in reverse order) as Twittered by me, strangely lacking in comments about Prague itself!

I’m sure I’ll put some photos up soon, I’ve been a bit busy messing around with Linux over the last few days, a bit scary being a newbie again but also having fun with it 🙂

Home 🙂 06:44 PM August 13, 2008 from mobile web

Feeling sad, sat in hotel lobby waiting for car to airport 😦 10:40 AM August 13, 2008 from mobile web

Enjoying free wifi in the hotel 🙂 10:14 AM August 11, 2008 from mobile web

Just started boarding, better switch phone off, will I be able to twitter from Prague? 03:23 PM August 10, 2008 from txt

is now in the airport having a beer, thats how all holidays should start 🙂 02:21 PM August 10, 2008 from txt

is setting off for the Airport 11:47 AM August 10, 2008 from txt

Na shledanou

August 10, 2008

We’re off to Prague for a few days. We did the online check in last night and we are all set to go 🙂

See you soon, be good!