Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Christmas is nearly here and apart from the last few bits I need to wrap - I'm sure I've forgotten someone, I usually do - I'm almost there.

Every other year I cook lunch for approximately 17 people, this year though is my quiet year when my two youngsters enjoy Christmas lunch with their father and Rob's boys spend Christmas with their mum.

On Boxing Day mine will be back, Rob's youngest arrives (weather permitting) on 27th and his oldest soon after, so it will be back to a pretty full house once more with Divadog yapping at their heels, chasing them up the stairs and generally getting on their nerves.
Talking of the grump, here's a picture of him watching the Strictly Finale last Saturday. You see, he's just as addicted to it as I am, well almost.

Have a wonderful Christmas.

25 comments:

L-Plate Author said...

Have a lovely Christmas, Debs, and may all your (and Grumpy's) dreams come true in 2010 x

Queenie said...

I hope you enjoy your Christmas too, Debs, and very best wishes for 2010.

Carol said...

Have a wonderful Christmas and a fab New Year! Hope 2010's a good one for you :-)

C x

Suzanne Jones said...

Merry Christmas and all the best for a terrific 2010.

XX

Lane said...

Grumpy has good taste:-)

Have a wonderful Christmas Debs and a very lovely New Year. xx

Amanda said...

Awh, great pic of Grumpy!

Have a great Christmas, Debs and a brill 2010! xx

TOM FOOLERY said...

Love the pic of Grumpy. Have a fab Christmas (if you venture out to the shed wrap up warm m'dear) TFxx

ChrisH said...

We're the other way round this year! Rose and her partner have four different places where parents have a 'claim' on them, poor things. Anyway, Debs, have a good one. Cx

Denise said...

17!!!! Glad you're on your quiet year, cooking for 17 sounds terrifying!

Hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Flowerpot said...

and a wonderful crimble to you too Debs! May next year be a corker...

Bernadette said...

And a marvellous Christmas to you Debs. Great to have 'met' you this year!

Faye said...

Is Master Grumpy looking extra silvery and special for the Strictly finale or for welcoming his holiday guests? Glad the stage is set and you can just look forward to the good part of the holidays--family, friends, and fun. All the best to you and yours this holiday season, Debs. Do you get a few days away from work as well?

Pat Posner said...

Great Grumpy photo!

Have a fantastic one, Debs, and Happy Writing for 2010

xxPat

Troy said...

Looks like your flash has startled Brucie!
Best wishes for a great Christmas and getting on the Booker shortlist in 2010.
(Warning : this wish may only come 50% true).

Anna said...

You, Rob and Grumpy have a lovely, quiet Christmas day and a lively Boxing Day!!

Karen said...

Grumpy looks so cute, and that's a lovely tree :o)

Have a fabulous Christmas xx

Debs said...

Thank you for all the good wishes. Hopefully it will be a fairly quiet Christmas, although apart from Christmas, Boxing and New Years Day I'll be at work. I really must take some time off next year.

Serendipity said...

Have a lovely time - Christmas is always best with a houseful! :-)

Captain Black said...

Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year from the Dark Skipper.

Shirley Wells said...

That is a brilliant photo of Grumps!

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas, Debs!

DJ Kirkby said...

"Divadog"! Love it, best name for Grumps ever. Your tree is lovely. Hope your hol is perfect. x

Cathy said...

Happy Christmas to you and all yours...
Cx

Tam said...

Happy Christmas :-)

Dumdad said...

Nice tree! It's already Boxing Day (actually, it's just a normal Saturday here in France) and now 2010 approaches. Bonne AnneƩ!

Debs said...

I can't believe Christmas has already been and gone, although I'm looking forward to another couple of days off.