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Christmas In Review

December 27th, 2005 at 01:22am

I hope you all had a good Christmas, because I certainly did.

I woke up at 6am when my alarm went off and arranged a few things in my room, I checked to see what 2CC were doing and discovered that they were running highlights of the Mike Jeffreys Breakfast Show of 2005 with local news bulletins. I went back to sleep shortly after.

Around 7:20 I woke up again as I could hear someone downstairs making coffee, as it happened, Mum was downstairs and was making drinks for herself and Dad. I went downstairs (and took the portable radio with me) and made myself a cup of coffee, when I went downstairs I noticed a note from Santa, it would appear that he is gaining creativity in his old age.
Note from Santa

While I was making myself a drink, 2CC were replaying Mike Jeffreys’ interview with ACT Chief Turnip Jon Stanhope just after his confidential document leak, I had forgotten just how funny this interview was, Stanhope really is capable of complex nonsensical tangential babbling.

I went back upstairs and enjoyed my coffee while 2CC played some Christmas music before the news, and then had more Mike Jeffreys highlights.

A little while later it was time to get up, and before we had Breakfast, Dad started cooking the lunch, Nattie was riveted by this, and keenly watched the food preparations.
Nattie watching food preparations

The food being cooked at this time was the duck and four spatchcocks, which can be seen in the Easycook fan forced oven here.
Duck and Spatchcock

Once this was being cooked, we had breakfast. Whilst myself, Mum & Dad enjoyed a cup of tea and some Cereal, Nattie had a bowl of milk, which she enjoyed thoroughly.

Then it came to present time, Nattie took part in this as well, she received a roast turkey breast fillet and some shaved jarlsberg cheese.
Presents

At 10am I was making my bed and had the radio on in my room, if the first ad break after the news it to be believed, 2CC were going to take the last two hours of George Moore and Paul B. Kidd, however something went wrong and they played two hours of Christmas music instead. Nattie and I enjoyed this whilst on our Christmas morning walk.

Upon retruning home I took some more photos, firstly we have the nativity scene next to the Christmas tree.
Nativity Scene

Then Santa’s Sleigh and his “eight tiny reindeer”, A musical snow ornament and an angel.
Santa's Sleigh

Then I took a closeup photo of the sleigh itself, which contains Rudolph and a helper mouse, Santa’s bag, and of course the man himself, Santa Clause.
Santa's Sleigh

A little bit later on the duck and spatchcocks were cooked, and looked and smelled quite delectable.
Cooked Duck and Spatchcock

I also took the opportunity to take a photo of the other Christmas scene, which surrounded the red downstairs radio (Tuned to 2CC of course). From left to right we have the clown shedding a tear of joy, a Chimney, a special ornament, a snowman holding a book of Christmas carols, and Christmas Bear.
A Christmas Scene

After this, Dad was preparing the Turkey roll.
Turkey Roll
He also prepared a small turkey piece for a visitor with special dietary need whom we were going to have over for lunch.

This signalled Morning Tea time in which everyone had a cup of coffee and a shortbread biscuit (Nattie didn’t have a cup of tea, but did have a shortbread biscuit). Here Nattie can be seen sitting on Dad’s lap after having her biscuit. The first photo shows them having a chat.
Dad and Nattie

The second photo shows them posing for the camera.
Dad and Nattie

Shortly after that Photo was taken (and sometime around 12:30), our visitor, neighbour Maria arrived. Maria was the lady who looked after Nattie on the night of the tree incident.

She brought some food, some traditional South American pies, these became an entree, and everyone, including Nattie, thought they were delicious.
Traditional South American Pies

There was a lot of conversation, and Maria showed us some of her photos from the tree incident, and we gave her copies of our photos, Dad was busy in the kitchen continuing with Christmas lunch preparations. Close to 3PM it was dinner time, and the Turkey roll (which had been kept warm in the conventional oven during preparation of other foods) had the final serving performed upon it. I took these photos when it was still being kept warm.
Cooked Turkey Roll

Of course, it does help when you use a flash and the camera doesn’t attempt to over expose the photo to compensate for bad light.
Cooked Turkey Roll

Shortly after, Lunch was served, with some wanting more than others.
Christmas Lunch

I took a photo of my plate.
Christmas Lunch

Nattie had the duck neck, and later got some turkey, is it any wonder that she likes Christmas?

At the end of Lunch, Mum was still hungry and requested the Christmas cake, however, Christmas functions being Christmas functions, a large amount of conversation ensued, and it was nearly 5PM when I took this photo, featuring Maria, Nattie and Mum, and still no sign of cake!
Maria, Nattie & Mum

With plenty more conversation, the Cake and coffees and teas finally started to appear a bit after 6PM, here you can see Mum sitting down with Nattie.
Mum and Nattie

Cake was certainly being prepared, as can be seen here.
Christmas Cake
Christmas Cake

Maria, having special dietary needs, and not feeling hungry, did not want any Cake, but Nattie had some, as did Dad, Mum & myself.
Christmas Cake with Cream

As you can see in this photo, Nattie is quite partial to anything caked or creamed.
Nattie eating some Christmas Cake with cream

As time went on, many more conversations took place, here, just after 7PM, Mum was chatting with Maria whilst Nattie received some cuddles. I can’t recall what Mum was pointing at.
Maria, Nattie & Mum

At about 8PM, Maria was preparing to leave, and Nattie and I went for a walk, upon our return at 8:40, Maria was still chatting away, and Nattie was very pleased to see her. It was close to 10PM when Maria did decide to go home, and Mum went with her and they had more of a chat and looked through some photo albums, Mum got home close to midnight.

Nobody was hungry enough for dinner, and the leftovers from Christmas day will serve us well as lunches over the coming weeks, in fact, that was part of the plan, to have enough to enjoy over the many coming weeks…I think there is a ham somewhere too!

This has to have been one of the best Christmases ever, the time went very quickly and the company was fantastic, as was the food and other events. A top day, and one which I will remember for a long time to come.

I hope you had a great Christmas as well!

Samuel

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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  December 27th, 2005 at 7:31 am

    And a good time was had by all .


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