I went home after work and cooked spaghetti with tomato and basil sauce. Quick and easy and not very Christmassy, I know, but I make it with three cheeses melted in the oven and it's our favourite food. I also warmed up the Christmas pudding and the custard sauce and left them in the oven to be warm for after dinner.
My flatmate had spent all day cleaning and "licking the floors" so the flat looked gorgeous.
I set up the table with my Christmas tablecloth and lit up four candles around it. I opened a bottle of wine and I put on Classic FM, where there were real Christmas Carols playing and we sat down and had a nice quiet dinner. We were both tired from a crazy week (she works in the movie industry) and we both enjoyed that moment.
It had a kind of magic and I will remember and cherish it for a long time...
I was also chief bridesmaid at her wedding, when she married a good English man and I am the godmother of her daughter.
Every year her in-laws invite me to their home for Christmas lunch, and this year was no exception. They are fantastic people, warm-hearted, cheerful, funny and they have been amazing towards me all those years. They have a gorgeous house near Bromley in Kent, with a beautiful garden and a lovely fireplace.
I was wearing a new skirt I bought the previous day,
Stuffed and happy like a butcher's puppy!
Then it was time to open the presents...
My best friend gave me a fantastic pair of ear muffs where you can put your headphones in, so that I'm not cold when I go to and from work while I listen to my music, a hilarious book called "Is it just me or is everything shit?" and the 2nd series of Little Britain on DVD. Her in-laws gave me these fabulous glasses, from which I've been drinking all day today.
I woke up at midday! Fabulous... Had a great coffee and breakfast and then my flatmate read me my TAROT cards. Exciting things for the future, looks like I'm crossing the ocean to relocate in the following year (???)
The day went quickly after that. In the afternoon I sent a few hellos to fellow bloggers and noticed that EL Wisty recommends Google Earth, a programme where you can see satellite pictures of any corner in the world! Well, I downloaded it and my flatmate and I spent a good three hours looking around the globe and finding our homes in London, in Canada and in Greece. It was quite spooky when we found our house and I zoomed in... I felt a bit weird and scared???? But it was fascinating.
Tomorrow I want to find a quiet time to read Pete's new chapter and back to work Wednesday, when the Sale starts and it's going to be just MAD!!! Who knows when will I rest again...
The New Year is near and it's going to be great, because Pete has announced a new Who Tour and Rachel is going to follow them with the Attic shows! Also, Simon and the Casbah Club are going to be supporting The Who! My excitement couldn't be bigger, I'm smiling like an idiot all the time!!!!!
Have a great week, all of you!!!