25 December 2015

Yuletide

 Late yesterday afternoon - Christmas Eve - a short drive up on to the moors. A car splashes its way out of Yorkshire and into Derbyshire as our world's golden orb sinks into the west. Soon afterwards, I turned towards the full moon and noticed that an estate car had pulled over by Ringinglow Road. The daughter got out with her camera to capture the setting sun, perhaps not even realising that behind her our planet's timeless silver satellite was already casting its nocturnal spell.
It is 3.40pm on Christmas Day. Frances and I have been relieved of kitchen duties as Shirley and Ian beaver away, preparing our feast. Aromas of roast turkey and onion gravy mingle with chestnut stuffing and boiled vegetables. Soon I shall  be stuffing myself like Henry VIII - a turkey leg in one hand and a flagon of wine in the other. Happy Yuletide!

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  1. I'm off to Bob and Anna's this morning for brunch and gift opening. I think I'm going to love this changing of the guard. Have a wonderful, peaceful day.

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    1. I hope all went well at Bob and Anna's place. It's nice that they live nearby and not on the other side of the country...or the planet!

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  2. Happy Yuletide to you, my friend! I hope your repast was all you were dreaming of. ♡

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    1. I am stuffed like a turkey Jennifer.

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  3. LEFT BY LEE...
    hope you enjoyed the stuffing, Yorkie...the turkey stuffing and the stuffing of yourself! I can hear the satisfied groans way down this way. :)

    I'm sure you had a wonderful Christmas Day surrounded by your loved ones...and I hope the happiness continues....indefinitely. Take care...and an antacid, perhaps! Better still - toss the antacid - have a beer instead!!

    Enjoy! :)

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    1. It's been a good day Lee and I am having another beer post midnight. I hope your Xmas Day was also good and that you didn't consume ALL your fruit!

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  4. Hope you've had a great Christmas! The pics are great!

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    1. I doubt that our northern weather was as nice as sunny Florida but yeah, nice.

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  5. You're a lucky guy to have someone prepare the feast. I'm still looking to catch sight of the moon.

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    1. The moon is a big silvery ball up in the sky Red.

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  6. The view of the full moon from my kitchen window was great, too, although of course nowhere near as spectacular as your pictures.
    Our Christmas Eve dinner is traditionally very modest: spuds salad (made by my Dad, who makes the best spuds salad in the world) and Wiener sausages. The more elaborate food was when we had roast goose with chestnut stuffing in November, and today at my parents' Christmas brunch.

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    1. I am surprised that you had such a simple Christmas meal Ambassador. Next year I shall make up a food parcel for you and your family. There will be a label on it - "FAMINE RELIEF".

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  7. Boxing Day evening here now on a pleasant night in Hervey QLD. Christmas done and dusted for another year .....well for this side of the family anyway ! We line up again to do the whole thing AGAIN on Monday ! Then we are not eating again for a month...well that's how I feel at the moment ! Sounds like your Christmas went well- pity your weather doesn't look so good? It's nice to have all the family around isn't it ?

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    1. It may not look too good in the northern hemisphere right now Helen but summer is creeping back now that we have passed the shortest day. It is good to even have family Helen - some people are not so lucky... Belated Xmas greetings to you and Big T.

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