Quick round-up of what we did during our Christmas holidays...21st December
Our last day at work for nearly 2 weeks. I met Dan in Newbury after work and we headed on our way up North. We finally made it to my Mam & Dad's just before midnight.22nd December
- 23rd December
The days were spent shopping for last minute Christmas gifts at the Metrocentre
. We did manage to find time to visit the beach and have a drink in the Grotto
South Shields at dusk24th December
Christmas Eve can only mean one thing, a trip to the Lakeside
to meet up with old school friends. There wasn't as many people there as normal but I still go to catch up on the gossip with my mates.25th December
Yeah, Christmas Day! We woke at 8.30am and Santa had already been :o) There was no present for me to open from Dan or him from me and we'd decided to combine our present fund this year and we bought ourselves a little holiday in Venice. But there was plenty other presents to open, including a PS2.
After dinner, we hit the road to visit Dan's Mam in Nottingham. More presents were opened ad then we went off to the pub.26th December
We met up with Dan's Dad, Stepmam and Gran today for a very nice meal in Caunton Beck
and more presenting opening. After lunch, we went our separate ways and we found we had a flat tyre.
Not quite a white Christmas, but we did see some snow28th December
Our Christmas duties over, we headed home and had a festive Indian takeaway for dinner. Yum.31st December
We hosted a black tie New Years Eve party this year so the day was spent tidying and cooking in preparation. By 7.00pm we were done which gave us about an hour to relax and change into our formal wear ready for the guests to arrive.
There was mulled wine to warm up the guests as they arrived and plenty of other drinks to keep us going until the big event. At 11.30pm the preparations started to make sure that we were ready for midnight. There was lots to do but in the end we settled on having the champagne cocktails made and then the fireworks were set off with seconds to go meaning everyone was able to watch, drink, kiss and cheer as the clock struck midnight.
The fireworks were fantastic and last for a good few minutes. We'd bought one of the mini display fireworks which was rather loud and very impressive. It seemed that parties and fireworks are the in thing as all around us you could hear them going off.
The rest of the evening was spent chatting and playing guess the bond movie from the intro and we made it to bed just after 4.00am.