The jet-lag persists but waking up at 5.00 a.m. meant that we were in the supermarket nice and early to grab a turkey and stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables. I have enough Brussels sprouts to feed an army. I was feeling oh so smug when we were home and everything stashed away in the fridge before 9.00 a.m. Time to boil the ham. The smugness soon evaporated when I discovered that I didn’t have a pan large enough to accommodate the ham!
Luckily I remembered I had an old slow cooker stashed away in the garage so everything is back on schedule. I can’t relax at Christmas unless I run everything like a military operation. Woe betide anyone who arrives late for my Christmas lunch. (That sounds terrible, we do have a lot of fun really!)
Tomorrow evening (Christmas Eve) we will eat cold ham with salad and coleslaw and pull the first crackers. The roast turkey will be served at 2.00 p.m. on Christmas Day and then I shall finally be able to relax and put my feet up.
(Just heard from Buddy – he is going on a road trip in his little red van for Christmas and they have arrived in Wagga Wagga en route to the south coast.)