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Christmas Day à deux. Turkeyish... plus meagre trimmings. But cooking the real one for tomorrow when the family arrive. And preparations for tomorrow begin today.

Christmas is deferred. Indulgence must wait. I tell her I’m enjoying wearing the hair shirt, but I’m not... Knowing my fate, I had a stash of exclusive chocolates, Mon Cherry and Mon Marzipan (emphasis ‘mon’ - experiments from Christmas Cake baking). After lunch I was caught sneaking some.

“Would you like one?” I enquired. She took one... chocolate-coated marzipan.

“They’re not very good though! Where did you get them?”

“I made them!.. specially for you...”

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    I lied. I’d made them specially for ME! But I was caught red, or rather chocolate-handed. It’s a fair choc love! ☹️

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    Christopher about 2 months ago

    Sounds like a good time is being had in the H household this Christmas season. We did all our celebrating yesterday. So today is more of a relaxing day. And I've got to go back to work tomorrow. Grrrrrr!!!

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    Oh sorry for that Christopher. We have the next day (26th) as a bank/national holiday called Boxing Day, and that’s when the family all arrive. It will be lovely. You guys work too hard in the US. Many people here have the whole time between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (inclusive) off from work. The universities certainly take loads of time off at this time of the year. Don’t work too hard tomorrow y’hear! 😊

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    Christopher about 2 months ago

    Well, some people here can afford to take off until after New Year's, but not me.

    I thought for years that Boxing Day had something to do with pugilism until I finally read several years ago what it was really about.

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    Neville Hunt about 2 months ago

    I did too Christopher, but I think it’s something to do with boxing things up, or the mail. None of us care except that it’s an official holiday when we can recover from the eating (and sometimes drinking) excesses of Christmas Day. We have devised a village treasure hunt for the little ones. It’s a pretty village in a valley and it forces a walk on everyone, or almost everyone. Major prizes for the little ones, the prize of starting to get fit again for the adults!

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    Christopher about 2 months ago

    Sounds like fun.

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