Saturday, 27 December 2014

A lovely Boxing Day in pictures

I bucked the trend this year and invited my Mum's family to mine for Boxing Day.
This day has been in the same way for as long as I can remember: my nanny and all of my maternal aunts and cousins (no uncles for many years) squeezed around Mum's dining room table on a variety of chairs, stools and garden benches; cold turkey and bubble & squeak followed by trifle or Christmas pudding; no TV but compulsory board games in the afternoon then (as if anyone needed or wanted it) tea.
However, my brother lives with Mum & Dad at the moment and he has a very large (though perfectly well-trained and friendly) dog which scares my aunts so much that they boycotted Boxing Day last year. So I decided to do it slightly differently.

 The kids were not forced to sit at the table, although the adults chose to.

 There was turkey and Mum's Bubble & Squeak ( I decided too much change might scare the oldies) My nanny was there looking as glamorous as every. No-one would have known she'd been in hospital 3 days earlier.
There were yet more presents and, after most guests had left, we played a new board game - just us, my brother and parents.
Not so very different then, but I enjoyed being allowed to host this most important of occasions.


Julia Dunnit said...

Oh well done Kirsty, and was obviously a success! we've reverted to. Ards again this Christmas...we go in phases!

Kate said...

well done you. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas and Boxing Day.


alexa said...

There are lots of smiling faces, so it looks as if you ensured they all had a lovely time :).

Maria Ontiveros said...

Your Christmas Eve, Christmas and Boxing Day all sound lovely. We watch soccer, eat left over and try to get out for a long hike on Boxing Day. This year, the weather definitely cooperated!