Sunday, 26 December 2010

Scrap Your Day: 12 of 12 (Christmas Day!)

I made it! I've photographed and documented the 25th of each month through 2010, and I have a lovely record of the year now :-) So here's what we did yesterday:

"He's been! He's been!" The proof is in the crumb of mince pie, the scrap of carrot, the empty glass and water bowl, and - the gifts under the tree!

Breakfast first: pain au chocolat and a cup of tea.

And then The Girl played postman and handed out all the presents. We took it in turns to open them so we could all see what the others received. I got some lovely gifts! :-)

I set The Doctor's new Kindle to charging, along with the battery for my...... NEW DSLR CAMERA!!! And I had a quick cup of coffee...

...while sending a few Christmas texts and reading a little of the book I received from Jacky in Sian's 'Pass The Book' project. (I laid it aside after a few pages - it's a gripping tale, but not one for dipping into lightly at Christmas! I shall read it properly when I can settle down to it after Christmas.)

I helped The Girl put together the hamster wheel for her Zhu Zhu Ninja Hamster toy, then sorted out the next step in the dinner preparation.

Then it was time to get the brunch/starter ready: smoked salmon, cucumber, bread and butter, and a glass of bubbly!

After we'd eaten and cleared away, I spent a bit of time putting the finishing touches to the Christmas dinner, while enjoying a bottle of White Grape and Kiwi J20.

The table was ready, everything was dished up - dinner time!

Yum - turkey, pigs in blankets, sausagemeat stuffing, sage and onion stuffing, roast potatoes, roast carrots and butternut squash, broccoli, peas, and homemade gravy - with some rather nice red wine to accompany the meal :-)

For me, a portion of the delicious sticky toffee pudding, and then a cup of coffee.

By now the batteries were charged, so I put my camera together and helped The Doctor to set up the Kindle.

I also took a moment to post my JYC page on the class forum, and check that my Christmouse had posted OK on my blog!

Then I helped The Girl to put together the new Lego Harry Potter board game. By the time we'd finished, the Doctor Who Christmas Special was about to start so we watched it together before having a go at the game (which The Boy won).

Then we had a bit of tea - not that we were all that hungry! I had some fresh bread and pate, a small slice of my lentil plait, and a couple of left over pigs and a sausagemeat stuffing ball - and then picked my way through a big bowl of grapes and cherries.

I read a bit of one of The Doctor's Christmas books in front of Blackadder's Christmas Carol...

...then had one of the chocolates from the tree before trying out my new Harry Potter Wii game.

Then I read some of another of The Doctor's books...

...while enjoying a mince pie and a cup of decaf tea...

...before taking a nice warm wheatpack up to bed and snuggling down for a well-earned rest!

The journaling for my Christmas Day envelope will be taken from the details in this post, and I plan to keep it pretty much to a factual statement of what we did on the day.

I decided not to add the date tag to this page, as I didn't think it needed it!

I just used some of my beloved Thickers, some gorgeous PaperArtsy paper, gold paint, a piece of flowery netting from a hairband, and some gold beads. After all, if you can't use up your most treasured supplies on Christmas Day, when can you?!


Denise said...

Wow- an absolutley lovely record of your day and double wow at a new Camera - fab! xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great day! So fun to see what you did. What kind of camera is it? I can tell it's a NIkon but can't see beyond that.

Amy said...

Mel - you and The Doctor have some lovely new gadgets to be playing with! I can't wait to see what you do with the new dSLR!

I need to work on my potato baking - yours always look text book deliciously perfect - Jamie Oliver would be impressed!

scrappyjacky said...

Sounds like a great day,Mel....and some great gifts.A definate 'wow' for the camera...especially as I've just been looking at the lousy pics I took!!
That book certainly isn't a xmas read!!

Ruth said...

Your day looks as though it was just perfect! And a DSLR?? Oh, my, how lucky are you! Your The Doctor has pretty much the same taste in books as my DH ...

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

what a great bunch of presents! Congrats on your new camera!

Gez Butterworth said...

Amazing post Mel. Looks like you had a perfect day! Enjoy your book.
Love Gez.xx

Larissa said...

Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas! Great camera - looking forward to seeing your pictures with it. Happy New Year for next week!

Miriam said...

this is a lovely post Mel, & well done for completing 12 of 12!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, and Denise is right, you've got fabulous photos of the event! Enjoy the new camera!

Rachel Brett said...

Oh wow, a DSLR camera! You lucky thing you, great photo account of your day :)