Saturday, 29 December 2012

O he did whistle and she did sing on Christmas Day in the Morning!

Well, no one was whistling or singing, I admit. But it's such a cheerful line from the Christmas carol "As I sat on a Sunny Bank" that I thought I'd use it for my title. "As I sat on a Sunny Bank" is an alternate version of "I saw three ships". I like to think of it as an earlier & more authentic version. It certainly is jollier!

In any case, I had a lovely Christmas Day. In the morning, after getting up and eating some cereal, I called mother on Skype (who got herself up at an ungodly hour) in order to open my Christmas gifts in company. I was not originally going to do this, but Spring, when she found out about mother's offer, insisted that I take her up on it so that I wasn't alone!

My lovely gifts!

After this, I settled down to watch "A Child's Christmas in Wales" which is such a wonderful Christmas film, and which, I feel, MUST be watched on Christmas Day. It just has that feeling to it.

'Like a dumb, numb thunder-storm of white, torn Christmas cards.'

Then, at about 2:00 Mercy came over to the flat, and called her Indian friend (Shalom) to join us, and at about half past, Brother Couper picked us up and we went to their house, in Dumbarton, for Christmas.

And it was a wonderful Christmas! We had a delicious and fancy meal, set on lovely plates, with Shloer (a non-alcoholic drink very popular with Mormons) and Christmas crackers. We began with soup, then had a traditional British Christmas meal, which included: mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, roast carrots & parsnips, brussel sprouts, ham, turkey, yorkshire pudding, pigs-in-a-blanket, stuffing and gravy. It was delicious! After the meal, we just relaxed and hung out, watching things on the TV (a Snowman sequel, of which no one exactly approved, the end of Tangled, and the 1st Lord of the Rings film), played games, talked and laughed. We were there till about 9:30!

There were gingerbread houses as table decorations as well (note the shloer to the left of the picture).

The Christmas feast!

Mercy and I enjoying our meal.

All in all, it was a wonderful Christmas!


  1. Mmmm! That British Christmas feast sounds wonderful! I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Happy Christmas!

  2. Soooo fun! That gingerbread house is MUCH cuter than ours was, ha! I guess that wouldn't be too difficult since our roof collapsed, ha ha!

  3. Wonderful Christmas! Of course, I completely agree with you about A Child's Christmas in Wales!!