Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Christmas Past

Well, only just past - yesterday was Christmas Day.😊

On Christmas Eve, paying homage to the French tradition of Christmas Dinner on Christmas Eve, Roy and I sat on the terrace in the evening, drinking pink champagne...


It was a warm evening, and we had just finished cutting the grass and tidying up the leaves that had fallen from the two oaks bordering the lawn, so we were warm enough in our indoor clothes, and it was magical, being there together as the night drew in and Christmas approached.

Today is the day after Christmas - Boxing Day as we call it in England.  But no such thing here in France.  It is just 'open as usual' and Roy went shopping for some cement to finish round the door in the kitchen, in his ongoing battle to make my house just as perfect as he can get it.  He's already finished off the upstairs landing and it looks fabulous now...




So tonight our festive meal will be Swordfish steak, with roast potatoes, roast parsnips and roast shallots, with a few french beans on the side😊

We have a bottle of rosé chilling in the fridge and all will be ready when Roy has washed himself  and the floor clean of cement.  This is our first Christmas together and it has been magical. Roy is magical. I never thought I would find love again, but we are to be married next February and I'm looking forward to living the rest of my life with him.

I hope all you readers are as happy this Christmas as I am.

5 comments:

Elizabethd said...

Oh how exciting!
I have missed your posts, but so glad to see you back, and with such brilliant news.
Very Happy New Year!

Lilbitbrit said...

I am very happy for you Penny. Someone to share your life with and share the ups and downs and just be together. Have missed you. Do post a few wedding pics would love to see.

Clicky Needles said...

That is absolutely wonderful news Penny, wishing you and Roy a happy and exciting New Year. CN xx

Babajeza said...

All the best to you! :-) Regula

Penny Peberdy said...

Thank you, all of you for your lovely comments🙂