I've shied away from memes lately; there seemed to be an influx in November for NaNoNeNoMeNaBloMoProMo and they all seemed a little bit samey. However, I will admit that in not joining in with this one, I am being an Ebeneezer. And so having been tagged by Not My Year Off, Mum 2 Four, The Crazy Kitchen and at least two others (one of which I think was Mummy vs. Work), I shall stop being all bah humbug and get on with it!
- The Christmas song I can even listen to in June is…
"All I want for Christmas is you" by Mariah Carey.
- Hot chocolate, egg nog or mulled wine?
Hot chocolate (but not too hot because I don't like hot drinks). Why in God's name would anyone drink egg nog? And mulled wine is quite frankly, minging.
- When do you put your decorations up?
Normally a fortnight before, however this year we were at the Tots100 Christmas party that weekend so I did it the weekend before.
- What are you having for Christmas dinner?
Oh well, where do I start?
Starter: spinach & blue cheese roulade
Main: four bird roast (for the meat-eating men) or filo parcel with leeks and asparagus in a white wine sauce
Sides: roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, creamed spinach and peas, brussel sprouts, honey roasted carrots and parsnips, swede and sweet potato mash, pigs in blankets (meat & veggie ones), stuffing, cranberry sauce, onion gravy.
Pudding: Home-made Christmas pudding using Mummy Mishaps recipe (adapted) with one of the following: brandy sauce, brandy butter, brandy cream, Tesco Finest Chantilly cream.
- What’s your favourite Christmas tradition?
Long-standing one is shopping in Wally's Delicatessen in Cardiff. More recent one is getting The Boy to help decorate the tree and put the star on top.
- Have you ever gone carole singing?
As much as I think I could win the X Factor, no-one else agrees, so no.
- When did you discover the truth about Santa?
That he's real? Every time I watch Polar Express, Miracle on 34th Street and Arthur Christmas. If you think anything else, then shame on you!
- How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
Lights first, then gold tinsel, then a selection of gold and natural decorations, although red seems to be creeping in. I used to have one in the living room too but have no space for that so it's going in the porch with silver baubles etc.
- All I want for Christmas is…..
Now I tag: