Monday, December 31, 2007

Our belated Christmas

By Boxing Day both Sarah and John were somewhat recovered, so cooked the Turkey.

Turkey resting

Helen and David W. came for lunch, though David was still feeling a bit groggy - he had a cold anyway even without the after effects of the dreaded lurghi! Sadly David G. began to feel ill just before it was dished up. At least he got to open a few prezzies before lunch (we were waiting for the turkey to finish cooking, so thought we'd begin the ritual).

John got a pile of interesting books and CDs.

The Chef is pleased with present

After we'd opened a few presents the turkey was ready to come out of the oven and rest while Chef John and assistants finished off the rest of the meal preparations.

Christmas table

And here's my traditional yearly photo of my Christmas dinner!

My Christmas dinner

The tree looks magical after dark.

Tree at night

Unfortunately I went down with the virus on 27th and spent 36 hours throwing up and rather longer than that with the runs. Ah well, guess that about sums up how this year has been in a way!

At least am beginning to eat again now, though still struggling to get up and down the stairs as rather week and feeble.


Anonymous said...

Oh Maggie! So sorry to read about your Christmas but glad you finally got your Christmas dinner...just wish it'd stayed down!

Here's hoping that you and yours have a great 2008.

Love and {{HUGS}}} xx

Dame Honoria Glossop said...

Happy New Year Maggie

Hope 2008 brings you peace & happiness.



littlemithi said...

Its almost the end of January .... hope the first month of 2008 has been a lot more positive and fulfilling!