Friday, 9 December 2022

Blogmas Day Nine - You know it's Christmas when ...

 


You know it's Christmas when ... it suddenly feels totally acceptable to have a mince pie or two with your first coffee of the day and simply call it Breakfast!!

I got out some of the more Christmassy of last years Advent Calendar socks yesterday ready for action, but when I got up this morning my feet were so cold that the thermal 'normal' socks were put on instead.  Most of the socks have been in constant wear all year but these four pairs I saved for this Christmas once last January had passed.

You can see the full array of the socks that I got in the 12 day sock Advent calendar last year on THIS post.

And here are todays offerings from my jam and seed Advent calendars, well actually today it's orange marmalade along with the mustard seeds.  

In the recycled Christmas decorations calendar, todays contents were quite special.  The tiny Welsh love spoon that Alan put in my stocking a couple of years ago and a holly sprig and tinsel saved from a Christmas cracker.

How would you finish the sentence - You know it's Christmas when ...


Sue xx



22 comments:

  1. . . . you start adding festive spice and mincemeat to your porridge! Delicious!!

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    1. Ooh yes ... why have I never thought to put mincemeat into porridge!! I will remedy that tomorrow. :-)

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  2. ...you hear Noddy Holder telling you it is on the radio!

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    1. Haha, yes!! Those dulcet tones ... he must have made a fortune out of that song!

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  3. ......they have Easter Eggs in the supermarkets !

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  4. You. An only buy large family portions of food in the supermarkets! Catriona

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    1. That's true, everything gets supersized doesn't it. Oh well, if I have to eat a trifle designed for six I will do my best. :-)

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  5. When they advertise next years holidays on the television and the ends of the aisles in the supermarkets are piled high with booze !

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    1. The holiday adverts used to start on Boxing Day when I was growing up, now they AND the sales all start happening before Christmas.

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  6. ...I finish getting my decorations up. Today and tomorrow should do it.

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  7. Slightly different here in the US - poinsettias and cranberries for sale in the supermarket, and if you want a turkey you need to have purchased it before Thanksgiving last month!

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    1. Oh yes, the Poinsettias go on sale early here too, I love them.

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  8. Nelliegrace
    With the heating on just briefly and at a low temperature, and the tumble drier not in use, I am wearing thin cotton socks which are quick to wash and dry, for the day and as bedsocks, under thick wool socks which can be worn for a week. I have Aldi fleece lined croc type shoes to insulate my feet from cold floors, and put my feet up out of draughts when I sit down. Keep warm

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    1. I don't actually have any wool socks or clothes as I am allergic to wool and feathers, so I have to go for the best manmade alternatives and hope for the best. Yes, putting your feet up really helps doesn't it ... especially if you balance a hot water bottle on your legs and throw a blanket on top.

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  9. Nelliegrace
    (I meant that I change the thin socks daily.)
    We use up the brandy butter after Christmas in porridge, delicious.

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    1. Yes, I guessed, that is a really good idea.
      I have to admit to never having tried brandy butter!!

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  10. I have lovely smells coming from the kitchen.

    God bless.

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    1. Oh yes, that is usually a sign for me too ... but not this year I have NO sense of smell since Covid. :-(

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  11. when .... the news is full of stories about airfare price gouging, and the shortage of holiday rental accommodation. We try to keep it 'real' by having the Crib set up only after the first Sunday of Advent, with the children organising all the figures - the shepherds on a ledge watching their sheep, and the Wise Men miles away, but being moved from point to point every time the children visit. And of course, baby Jesus is still in the box, waiting for Christmas midnight to appear.

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    1. What a lovely tradition to bring Jesus out on the day itself. I had a friend who's children were allowed to 'add' to the nativity. By Christmas day Jesus would have dinosaurs, Lego characters and all sorts of mini toys admiring him in his manger.

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