Welcome to a new year in my world!
Actually there is an ad on TV right now, with the song “Welcome to my world”, I can’t remember the product (so maybe not such a great advertising success) but it makes me smile when I hear it.
New Year itself was a quiet event here. Our older 2 asked to stay up to midnight, but faded fast and asked to go to bed at 10.30!
I am still catching up with my Christmas posts, and so today my Show and Tell with be my parents decorations and dining room, where we spent Boxing Day. I realise now that Boxing Day is not celebrated everywhere. I believe the tradition was that it was the day that the rich boxed up food and gifts and delivered it to the needy. Here it is the day the very well fed visit more family to be fed even more and receive more gifts! As we had my in-laws side on the family with us on Christmas Day, we drove to my parents house on Boxing Day bearing gifts and my home-made stuffing.
We had a lovely day, great food and company and lots (more) to eat.
I particularily love my parents table, chairs and sideboard – I remember when the bought it from a manse somewhere near Larne when I was about 10 or so. It has great character and I love to imagine the number of families who have eaten around it through it’s history. It has several additional leaves/portions which you can add to extend the table – we have the origianl huge crank you attach to under the table to wind it open and closed.
So here are some photos of it set for our Boxing Day dinner.
Finally this little snowman bottle topper thingy – this will be the first and last time to share this, as it was a casualty of the meal….. it dropped and shattered. Mum said “Don’t worry….I have had it for years”.
I know Mum and Dad read my blog, so I hope they don’t mind me sharing their table and home!
Finally, did you notice a new little counter at the top of my blog. Yes…we are off to Disneyland Paris in February. I will blog soon of how we told the kids, and how they reacted. You can see/read about the last time we told them of a Disney trip HERE.