Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Monday, 26 December 2022

Xmas 2022 around Timperley

Q: "What would you like for Christmas, Isabella?" A: "Cake, please."

Q: "What would you like for Christmas, Jacob?" A: "A chess set, please."

Q: "What would you like for Christmas, Jessica?" A: Cluedo, please."

Well, that's nothing that can't be sourced from the biscuit tin and the loft!

Then, while I took a trip to the cash point, Sue went for an outdoor swim with Jenny. You'd have to pay me a lot to do that!

Our family Christmas lunch is on Christmas Eve these days. Nine of us enjoyed a traditional 'not quite Christmas' lunch.

Isabella was not as cheerful as usual due to the arrival of some big back teeth.

However, a train track and some comforting from cousin Jess saw Izzie slowly recovering her good cheer, to the extent that by the time she had to leave she didn't want to go. She was probably fast asleep in the car within minutes of leaving for home...

Our tree is a hand down and probably dates from the 1970's

On Christmas Day, Sue and I enjoyed a traditional Christmas lunch with Kate. No photos* I'm afraid. Kate then took a Chritmas dinner to her grandma in Eccleshall. That was all after J and J had opened their presents and gone to see their dad. In between games of Cluedo, Jessica admired her new bedroom furniture.

And in Didsbury a rejuvenated Isabella was in heaven with some pancakes topped with yogurt, berries and maple syrup, and a new purple rabbit.

Xmas Day stress rating: Zero.

PS. I nearly forgot. Isabella's birthday present for her mum, sent for firing a couple of weeks ago, turned out well:

* Well, I found a couple of photos. Sue was careless with a knife when preparing fingers for stuffing, and a few of the ingrediends are laid out before reaching their positions on the timing flowchart that takes the stress out of cooking.


Mark said...

Lovely! Sourcing your grandchildren’s Christmas presents from the loft seems very on-brand for 2022!

Phreerunner said...

Haha, I don't know about 'on-brand', but it was what they asked for. They did of course get some money to compensate, and we have enjoyed playing both Cluedo and chess (Jacob turns out to be quite good at the latter), so everyone's a winner and the loft is a bit less cluttered.