On the First Day of Christmas

A bit of fun and nonsense for December posts, plus a few happy memories of Christmases past. Hopefully I can keep it going every day between now and the 25th, so my offerings will be haphazard and leading up to Christmas, not the twelve days thereafter.

A partridge in a pear tree

Well, we don’t have a pear tree, and the apple tree in the garden is only just starting to get established.
It wasn’t a partridge either, but a turkey, and a frozen one at that.
Hubby named it Eric and holding it aloft, chased me round the supermarket with it.

Those were the days when I cooked a complete bird for us, doing so overnight so that the oven was free for the rest of the festive trimmings.
Our first Christmas was in a rented flat, our Christmas tree the top that had broken off a bigger one (Hubby got it for a pound), and we sat on the floor at a coffee table to have our dinner as we had little in the way of furniture.
We had little, if any, spare money, and did all our gift shopping at car boot sales.
Hubby’s gifts were in a big box tied up with ribbons and balloons and included a packet of peanuts, cheese and onion crisps, a chocolate Father Christmas and a ‘movie’ key ring with a clip of the Pink Panther in it plus some other silly things.
It was one of the best Christmases I’d ever had, which goes to show that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a good one.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to On the First Day of Christmas

  1. syncwithdeep says:

    Oh di, I love that song, on the first day of christmas

  2. Sadje says:

    Sweet memories!

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    That’s a wonderful memory. And to be honest it does sound line a lot more fun than what most people do now — go into lots of debt buying an obscene amount of expensive gifts no one needs and kids get bored with an hour after they rip off the paper.

    • I’ve had my share of expensive Christmases and ungrateful brats (£300 worth of stocking fillers referred to as ‘junk’).
      I made someone laugh today when I mentioned our Ten Pound Dash, which is the highlight of my Christmas since meeting Hubby.

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