Sunday, 25 December 2016

All done and dusted

Well that's it for another year, the turkey meat has been stripped from crown. The carcase has been boiled with the veg peelings, the resultant stock has been strained and will be frozen when it is cold.

The turkey and gammon have been sliced, portioned and packed up ready for the freezer. The leftovers from todays meal will make another meal tomorrow.

We visited both DD's briefly, DGS 18 was with his birth dad, so we pushed a card with £20 in under his bedroom door.

The DGS's 13 & 11 both loved their drones, both went outside immediately to fly them.

DGD 12 was very pleased with her stuffed owl kit and her dreamcatcher kit, it seems she's wanted a dream catcher for a long time as her birth mother has some.
I may try to get her a bigger one for her birthday.

DGD 9, hugged us repeatedly when she was given a plush Chloe (a fat purple cat from the Secret Life of Pets film) we also gave her a friendship bracelet kit.

DGD 5 said 'I know what this is because you promised me a Donald Duck' so she was pleased.

The three toddlers were totally disinterested in their presents, they just wanted cuddles.

We came home, ate our Christmas meal and then I sat and watched some Miss Marple that I had recorded. My L&M watched tree porn, nothing to do with sex just YouTube videos of lumberjacks risking life and limb chopping down trees. 

We spent £150 in total on gifts for eight adults and nine grandchildren, some were 2nd hand, some bought with money off vouchers and some were regifted items we had received. The family are aware and happy with this.


Margie from Toronto said...

Sounds like a lovely day! And kids don't care about the cost - they remember hat somehow you got them exact;y what they wanted )even if hey didn't know it). Well done - relax and put your feet up for a day or two. I'm just off to my second Christmas dinner and I was thinking that a bit of "Poirot" when I get home would be just perfect!

Corrina said...

Merry Christmas to you Hester. I love to read your posts throughout the year, so thank you for writing them. Best wishes for health and happiness during 2017.

Sharon said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! Glad you had a good time and they all enjoyed their gifts.

Anonymous said...

You've given them the best gift of all which is priceless - LOVE!

Linda Metcalf said...

Seeing the excitement in the kiddos eyes is the best gift isn't it? Sounds as though you did a great job.


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