The past week has been a hectic social whirl around Christmas.
Karens parents arrived from the
Friday, Saturday and Sunday we put the washing machine here into good use and at last managed to catch up with our Laundry. The days have been bright and sunny and so washing was drying reasonably well.
On Saturday we went out for a Pizza with Karen, Richard and Karen’s parents. We went to our favourite pizza restaurant and as usual had a great pizza.
Monday we went off to Carrefour for our big Christmas shop. Then on Tuesday we went to the local market to pick up the hard to find vegetables, sprouts and parsnips. We were successful with the sprouts – but there were no Parsnips to be found.
Christmas eve we did the British thing and went Carol
singing around the pontoons. David, Sarah, Bethany and Bryn from
After a leisurely morning opening presents with a bottle of “Spumante” we got going on cooking the nut loaf and Roast potatoes that we were taking to the gazebo for the marina Christmas lunch. Each boat was preparing part of the meal. Food arrived in the gazebo at 1.45 and we sat down to lunch at 2pm. It was a traditional Christmas lunch along with party hats and crackers but alas no Christmas pudding.
After all the festivities we had an easy day on
boxing day. We cooked our vegetarian Christmas dinner. We had a Christmas
pudding bought back from the
Christmas Lunch in the Gazebo
Christmas Eve – view form the
Christmas Eve – looking towards