We have big plans for Christmas Day, exchanging gifts, playing games and a three course Christmas dinner. We want the day to be perfect and to this end, this week we had a practice run.
OK, we came up with an elaborate excuse for a party and it was fabulous. Canterbury House looks wonderful; no expense has been spared on our decorations and with this being our first Christmas they are all shiny and new and straight out of the box.
We have whiled away many an hour making decorations and we have had some wonderful artistic creations donated to us by local school children, the place looks great, really festive.
The party went down a treat with all of us, the table was laid beautifully, the food was delicious, and the wine was cold, we even had crackers. Christmas is the one time of the year when awful jokes raise a giggle, if you ask, “What do you do if you see a space man?” at any other time of the year you would hear a groan or the whistle of tumbleweed but in December, “Park in it man,” becomes a source of hilarity, maybe it’s the paper hat, maybe it’s the sherry but everything is more fun at Christmas.
We spent a wonderful afternoon, eating, drinking, pulling crackers, and sharing stories and it was so much fun. I think that we can say with confidence that we are ready to do it all again on Saturday. Our partywear is washed and pressed, the glassware has been polished and the centrepieces have been created, rumour has it someone has a hilarious joke about a chicken crossing the road and I, for one cannot wait hear it.