Christmas dinner, tins of sweets, lots of cheese, Christmas TV, shiny wrapped presents, boxes of crisps and biscuits, the post-meal walk: it’s that time of year again.
I’ll be going to my parents for Christmas dinner as usual, and as usual I’ll spend the day topping up the hot ports and arguing over TV by the fire while they prepare a feast: three types of meat, three types of potato, no less than ten different vegetables, stuffing, Yorkshire puddings.
But for the other days, I’ve been stocking up in Marks and Spencer and getting the best bargains in the supermarkets. So much goodies, whether it’s the Yorkshire puddings, boxes of sweets, or even the honey roast parsnips.
I’ve particularly enjoyed a box of Jacob’s Elite Chocolate biscuits that winged my way: every house should be stocked with biscuits and nibbles during the festive season. Chocolates and cheese are essential, they should be lying around the house all day, ideally in different locations so that you’re constantly surprised by more food in every corner. When else do you have an excuse to eat, eat, eat, as much as you like?
That’s it for us this Christmas, and indeed for this year. We may post occasionally between now and January 4, 2010. We’ve really enjoyed our first year of blogging and hope you’ve found the site informative and entertaining. Whatever your personal circumstances, we hope you find joy and happiness this Christmas.
In the meantime, over to you. How will you spend Christmas? Have you seen any pre-Christmas or post-Christmas bargains on food, drink, and household goods? Join in our Christmas conservation here.