Life Behind The Blog

Our First Family Christmas 

Ok so we have had Christmas as a couple for the last 8 years and then together with our furry beast of a cat for the last 2, but this year was the first as a real family and it was Poppy’s first one on the planet.

My first thought about Christmas was that it was going to be quiet and a lovely relaxing day of doing nothing. Correct, sort of. It was quiet in the sense that we didn’t need to go anywhere or do anything. However I hadn’t really considered the fact that a 4 month old would see it as any normal day and still want to interrupt me cooking dinner by wanting feeding, still need her nappy changing 17 times and still only nap for 3 minutes at a time.

So actually it was like any … other … day … just with added Christmas dinner 🙂

Now we don’t do turkey … ever.

The last time I ate turkey in Christmas Day I would have been a guest somewhere else, I just don’t see the point in it. It’s a drier version of chicken and more expensive too. We eat roast dinner fairly regularly and often find ourselves in the carvery, so what’s special about having that? To me Christmas dinner should be something you only have once a year. We settled on a Jamie Oliver recipe of Wellington. Made with chicken and stuffed in the middle before wrapping in pastry – my god it was lovely!

I gave myself the week off from Slimming World – good job really!

Here’s some of our festive piccies.

Let me know what you got up to!

Sammie x

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