Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Hello everyone! It's been a mad couple of days down here in sunny chucking-it-down Cornwall.

The Boyfriend and I travelled home on Friday, which was lucky as it's been the only day where the rain has held off for long enough to drive for three hours! I was very glad that we have Jools (the car), because the trains between Bristol and Plymouth were all cancelled so I am not sure if we would have made it down for Christmas!

On Saturday we put the Christmas tree up and wrapped the presents that I bought online and got sent home to prevent me carting them all back!

Yesterday (Sunday) I had to go into town. :( The Boyfriend and my mum still had last minute shopping to do. There were too many grumpy people rushing to do their last minute Christmas shopping in town. We went into Truro Cathedral for a break from the crowds and found they have a huuuuuge and wonderfully decorated Christmas tree! They have little stars with wishes for prayers written on them too, which I thought was a nice touch.

Today is Christmas Eve and my Nana's birthday! We are going to her house to give her some birthday presents and peel the big mountain of sprouts for tomorrow! My cousin and I are also attempting to make Tofurkey from scratch, mainly because Mum (vegan) and I (vegetarian) are not the biggest fan of nut roasts! I was all for having a big plate of stuffing, but apparently that's not allowed! :)

Tomorrow is Christmas Day and my parents, sister, cousin and I are all cooking dinner at my Nana's house, which should be nice. Crackers, music and Shloer (which is on half price offer in pretty much all the supermarkets if you need some!).

Anyway, hope you all have a lovely Christmas!


Meanqueen said...

Glad you were able to get home. Have a lovely Christmas. Best wishes, Ilona

Frugal Living UK said...

Merry Christmas.

cumbrian said...

Hever heard of tofurkey, I've learned something today.

Pamela said...

Merry Christmas! You were very brave to try tofurkey. Let us know how it was.

lizzie said...

What great and practical gifts your family gives, very refreshing. You can ask the stores to check how much there is left on you One4all voucher, they will tell you.
Sewing machine needles cost a fortune - nice score.
All these gifts will save you a lot of money over the next year. Herbs are great to grow in pots and they are so expensive to buy in the supermarket. Thyme, basil, parsley, coriander and rosemary are easy to grow but get the thyme and rosemary as plants.
Have a great New Year.