I’m sure like me you struggle to remember what day of the week it is at this time of year. All the days kind of blur into one giant stream of food, drink, Netflix, books, food, drink, Netflix…..you get the picture. We are now at that stage – Boxing Day morning – when we are surrounded by opened presents, and all the little gifts from our Christmas morning stockings piled up in little heaps of chocolate and other things. The fridge is full of all sorts of leftovers (even though we buy a small ham, it still seems to multiply….), the chilly bin has a few left over beers and cakes and biscuits before to be eaten with the endless cups of tea being made.
On Christmas Eve we ate our usual feast of herrings of different varieties, smoked salmon, bread, Janssons Frestelse, meatballs, sausages, ham. There was cheese, two cakes, a big bowl of strawberries.
Christmas Day was spent at friends, eating (ham, salmon, potato salad, mince pies…) and watching movies (The Day of the Jackal from 1973 which was excellent and the recent remake of Murder on the Orient Express which was awful).
Today is recovery day, with mugs of mint tea, old episodes of Gilmore Girls, reading and going to the cinema this afternoon, a Boxing Day tradition. This year we are off to see The Favourite.
How did you celebrate? What did you eat? Have you got lots of ham to finish up?
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