Saturday, 26 December 2009

One Hot Mamma!

Well I guess most of you will have finished Christmas by now. Was it worth all the hard work? Yep, it certainly was for me anyway. It was such a perfect day for us. The weather was outstanding, the children had a ball, the gifts were good fun to open and it was quite relaxing really.

The girls were all excitedly searching through their stockings when we crawled out of bed. There were some yummy treats that were eagerly gobbled up - stuff breakfast on Christmas Day! Santa delivered mostly what they asked for, but there were no complaints about the variations.

I must say that preparing for a meal in this heat wasn't that pleasant. Nearly 30 degrees by mid afternoon with a hot breeze was not good for the kitchen workers. It was sweltering hot with unbelievable mugginess to go with it. Still it was mostly cold food apart from the chickens and potatoes.
Just look at the beautiful blue sky with the green leaves...

What else is there to do on such a hot Christmas Day? Gosh this is the life for children isn't it?

There was only one thing for it. Bring out the pools! We all enjoyed a few feet dips in between cooking and Christmas preparations.

This is my setting at table A. The gingham cloth didn't stretch for both tables! Well actually I didn't get to sit much with getting up and down for little girls needing drinks, food etc anyway.

And who's idea was it to get Singstar ABBA?!!! Golly I didn't know singing could be so painful to listen to! And to be woken up at 6.45 by such noise is not too pleasant. As Daddy says, we have no budding Taylor Swifts here! Still they are having so much fun with it and even the four year old knows every word of Mamma Mia. Well some words she thinks she has right!

I hope you all had such a great day too. Can't wait to hear about it.
I suppose you want to know what Santa brought me? Well, I got a Wasgij Christmas puzzle, three blocks of dark chocolate!!!, a triple pack of craft magazines, and wait for it...
a new twin pack of telephones! I have been so restricted of late with a stupid phone that would allow me to speak for about ten mins a day before it would just cut out. Imagine how awful that would be for three months? Hubby found it quite amusing as you can imagine. Well my life will be forever changed now I have my phone back.

Well the pool is currently being filled for another fun day in the sun. Might be a good beginning to the holiday to start my puzzle. Right off for a bit of R and R and perhaps a little chocolate treat.
We are doing it all again tonight with the leftovers - better than Christmas itself as there is no work to do.


Serenata said...

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful hot day, although it sounds like it was almost too hot!

We've had a good day mostly although DS2 had his usual major paddy and walked out this evening and spent a good half hour to an hour outside in freezing conditions - his choice!

bekimarie said...

Sounds like you've had a great Christmas.
It is now 12.36 Boxing day morning and i'm soon off to bed but looking forward to getting up again. It is most drfinately my favourite day, leftover food, lots of chocolate ;) and lots of relaxation with my OH and kiddies.........perfect!
Beki xxx

Dotty Jane said...

I love reading about Christmas in the summer! Glad you had a good day:) (Except for ABBA maybe!)

Lululiz said...

Frolicking in the blazing sunshine, what a way to spend Christmas, eh? It looks like you had a lovely day, all the hard work preparing for it was definitely worth it.
Big Boxing Day hug to you all xxx

sallgood said...

Such fun to see a hot Christmas! It's beautiful here-sunny but cold, blue skies ad a little breeze. This morning we did a little service project, and the boys are off on an adventure. I opted to stay home and just enjoy being home. AAAAHHHHH....

Mrs. Cozy Home said...

Look at that hot day!! I love it!!

Thanks for all your fantastic comments this year, I've loved following your blog, can't wait to see what's to come!!

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2010!!


Happy New Year!!!!!!!!

Corrie said...

love your christmas photos! i agree that baking and cooking in this heat is silly! I always do my little fruit cakes in a double batch so have 4 trays going into the oven one after the other, I break out into a sweat pretty quickly!!!!!!!

love your table setting, so pretty!
happy new year
corrie:) said...

Happy new year to you! suzie. xxx

Floss said...

Hello there! Long time, no comment - sorry!

I did a delighted post when I recieved your lovely cushion, and I hope that you've had time to see it, although I realise that it's summer hols with you so normal blogging just doesn't happen. It really is a great cushion and it looks so good, even though the dog got it wet with melting snow when I wasn't watching her today! Grrr...

Anyway, my magazine swap is 'new to you', not actually new i.e. we're swapping magazines from our stashes. I thjought it would be particularly good for Utmost Challengers, to give us the chance of something new to read! It would be great to have you if you have any back numbers...

Mrs Mac said...

Hi, I've been pointed in your direction by Floss for ideas on things to do with an old pair of jeans ... so much inspiration for me in your posts!

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, with weather slightly better than us in the UK.

My 'nearly 4' yr old has all her own words to Mamma Mia - and is convince she is right no matter what anyone tells her!

Loving your blog ... I'll be reading it regularly from now on.

Wishing you and your family all the best for the 2010