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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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