Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Christmas 2014

On Christmas Eve we hired a car from Enterprise and headed down the various motorways to Poole arriving just before 5pm. 

Jess was lucky enough to have finished work early as it had been quiet and managed to get most of the Christmas Day lunch prep done. We had a lovely evening drinking Egg Nogg and playing board games.

Norman, the real Christmas tree

And Nancy, the present tree
Christmas Day breakfast was smoked salmon and homemade Belinis along with Bucks Fizz and then into present opening. We decided to go for our walk along the beach as rain was forecast for Boxing Day so she popped the turkey in the oven and off we went complete with Santa hats and beards for our photo shoot on the beach using Jess' new 'selfie stick'. We certainly drew attention to ourselves and made a few people smile and laugh.

Lee, Jess, Me and James

Me and James

Jess and Lee
Back home it was just the potatoes and parsnips to peel, everything else done including her lovely homemade stuffing. All feeling very full we had the Christmas pudding much later on after a few more board games and a couple of rounds of charades (which were in the crackers).

Jess' alcoholic Christmas cake 

Christmas lunch
On Boxing Day it was into Poole town centre then onto a couple of the retail parks, we were certainly making use of the hire car.

On 27th leaving James home to fit a new shower and after dropping Lee off to visit his Mum, Jess and I headed up to Berkshire to visit Mum, Lyn and Lee. Mum was dog sitting three dogs over the Christmas time so we booted up and headed off into the countryside for a walk, passing by the adult play park on the way.

Lyn at the park, we all had a go and it was great fun
28th saw us visit Castlepoint, a massive retail park just outside Bournemouth, I had forgotten the nightmare of trying to park there!! Afterwards another quick visit to Poole.

Monday 29th came round all too quickly and after dropping Jess off at work we headed back up the motorways to LJ at Fazeley, after dropping the car off at Tamworth.

Thanks Jess and Lee for a really lovely Christmas we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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