We have taken the bus into Daventry on Tuesday, had a little mooch, and stocked up at Waitrose and Tesco's. Stein stocked up on his pork scratchings, and there was a delightful deli, and had a chicken and ham pork pie for lunch....we also got a Tesco delivery, so that was the
Still our shopping had to be done, we tackled M & S first, !!!!!! mistake - what chaos that was, millions of people, out of date food - aarrgghh, still we were determined to not stress though, our Christmas lunch this year will be a steak, with fancy starter & pud, this will be Stein's 3rd year here for xmas, and he not so keen on the "Vegetable Feast " as he calls it, so I happy to sit back, and he'll cook it, and less washing up !! so that has to be good. We both went off and got our pressies for each other, and took time out in the pub for a wine. Thursday night we wrapped up our pressies and got in the christmas spirit - literally - with a brandy & port. Today we would have liked to have gone for a walk but it has been torrential rain all day. Stein has stocked up with coal & woods, it is so cosy and romantic, sitting besides the fire like this as always. Tomorrow it is Norway's Christmas day, they open their pressies on the night of the 24th, so a traditional risengryn grot, with 1 almond, for lunch (it's like a rice pudding ) the almond is a bit like our tradition of the sixpence in the xmas pudding. Hopefully a walk, and an evening drink in the local Ye Olde King's Head. So wishing all our family, friends, boater's & blogger's, A Very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.
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