Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Winding Down

We've ate, drank and made merry.
Over-indulged in all the traditions of the season that makes this magical celebration.......magical.
Laughter was in abundance.
 
  



 
Recipe books are returned to their bookcase- home.
It's a ritual I go through every holiday,  drag out the recipe books, yet end up making  the same tried and tested dishes as the previous years.
Tradition prevails.



 
 
The gatherings are over, the house is tidied.
Time to enjoy a few hours of quiet and  a nice pot of tea and biscuits.
I hope your Christmas was just as lovely.
 
 

16 comments:

local alien said...

Christmas day was chaos here. Everyone had a merry time. As you so it is also so nice when it is all over and you can sit in a clean house and relax.
One more week and we do it all again but thank goodness for me, at someone else's house.
Enjoy the rest of these festive days

Denise at Forest Manor said...

It looks like you had a lovely Christmas holiday, Jo! Your home looks so pretty and festive. We had those same shortbread cookies at our house -- they're the best, aren't they?

Hope you have a good week and a Happy New Year!

Hugs,

Denise

Betsy Brock said...

Glad you had a wonderful Christmas! That's why traditions are traditions....they are tried and true!

annie said...

Lovely.
Nothing beats Walkers short bread except for my late Aunt Jean's which was wonderful.
Now I am craving shortbread!!

DJan said...

It sounds like it was a super holiday feast, Jo. I am so glad to hear that you are getting a chance to rest up before the new year's festivities. :-)

Henny Penny said...

I make the same dishes year after year too. I am always planning to do something different, but never do. It's funny though how the family goes on and on about how good the food is...the best it's ever been. Maybe it does get better every year. :) I have sure eaten my share and now I've got to lose that eight pounds all over again. You make tea and biscuits sound so good!

The Furry Gnome said...

Glad you had a good Christmas!

Claire said...

Our guests went home yesterday after a 4 day visit. I already have taken the tree down, packed all decorations away and am totally enjoying the quiet. It's wonderful to have everyone here. Even better when I hear that they all made it to their homes safely. Many blessings to everyone for a safe and happy new year.

Kathy said...

Now I want tea and biscuits. We have a store one block from our house that sells Walkers Shortbread. Every once in awhile my husband walks down to get me some. My favorite cookie. Glad you had a good Christmas. I don't even bother looking at my recipe books. I just make the same thing over and over.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Always safe to stick with tradition on certain holidays. I have so much sweet stuff left that I better not try those mince pies just yet but I certainly will send for some. I held off this year because we didn't have company. I baked a chicken so just enough left to make some great soup today. Wishing you all the best for the New Year. Spring will come quicker for you...........we are under a big blanket of snow. Time to hibernate
janice

donna baker said...

Sounds wonderful Jo. Yes, lying in is all we can do here as it is the worst cold in recent memory.

Rian said...

Yes, we are winding down here too. We celebrated with everyone here for Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve this year since many had to drive home on Christmas day in order to be at work for Tuesday morning. The weather has been cold enough for a fire in the fireplace, but not anything frigid like some areas. We will keep Christmas decor up and going through New Year's as I miss it's cozy warmth when gone. And we don't do much celebrating on New Year's - except make home-made eggnog and watch the crystal ball go down on TV (if we can stay awake that long).

Seaside Dreams said...

Traditions are always a good thing.

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Tea and cookies sounds heavenly right about now - it's frigid here!! Have a very happy and healthy new year, Jo!

Pam Jackson said...

Good here...15 degrees at 7:30 this morning! Tea right now, or even hot chocolate is sounding really good. Sounds like you had a great Christmas.

L. D. said...

Your home is so well decorated making a visitor to your house feel so wonderful. A job well done, does cause to sit down and treat yourself well.