Where Are You Going For Christmas?
Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:18 AM
So this year me and my other half shall go somewhere where at least they DO know what the date means. Just hop across that little stretch of water, take a few more Euros than usual and celebrate Christmas in Chios, should be a good ole Greek knees up, hopefully!
Oh yeah, sorry, almost forgot, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Posted 21 December 2011 - 10:37 AM
What are we doing? Well, it's not a work day, which is good. We were going to have a leg of lamb with mint sauce, but I couldn't wait and we had that last Sunday, so we'll just have regular sunday roast with apple crumble.We have a tree this year, unlike the last couple of years, as mrs fil took our original one to the creche. We may have presents to exchange, but present-opening discipline is extremely difficult to enforce with the three ladies, if we are lucky they may last to Christmas Eve.
I miss nothing about Christmas in UK, too much angst and stress about seeing everyone and presents. Except for the sport on boxing day, I do miss that. Football, horse racing, rubgy, so much to choose from. I may seek out a bar in the old town on monday insearch of that big match atmosphere.
And then there is my annual booking as Santa, but that should be in a thread to be opened next week under the heading and what about new year.
Posted 21 December 2011 - 11:18 AM
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:47 PM
I will be at home and will cook a chicken as there won't be enough of us for a turkey. I brought some parsnips with me from the UK and a Christmas pud and I will make my own stuffing. I love chicken and stuffing sandwiches next day, if there's any left.
I'm going to get my tree and a few other decorations out today to put a bit of sparkle in the place.
As there is no church in Cesme I plan to watch the carol service from Kings College (provided BBC 1 or 2 broadcasts it) on my laptop as on Entertainment they only have the service from 2006!
I'll probably watch a few of the other repeats on BBC as well, just to make it feel like a proper Christmas!
I will also speak to my family on Skype video. Almost like being with them.
I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:37 PM
Just as well you brought parsnips back with you Sunny ! The ones I planted eventually failed, one by one (yes, even that last little one, the mongrel !) Too bad there are no sweet potatoes in Turkey -- I'll have to make do with pumpkin (swedes aren't ready yet).
I wish everyone a very Happy Xmas !
Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:59 PM
I'm hoping my landlady doesn't pull the same stunt as it very possible that her dog is pregnant.
Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:05 PM
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 12:31 AM
Will see all the fellow Çeşme members next week!!
Merry Christmas everybody and a happy new year!!! xxxx