Sunday, December 6, 2020

Christmas Memories

 



 
Each year as I'm busying myself with the Christmas decorating, my thoughts turn to home.
The traditions at Christmas that have stood the test of time throughout many English households.

The partaking of mince pies, raspberry trifle, sausage rolls, steamed plum pudding, and Christmas cake laden with dried fruit , marzipan and Royal Icing...hard as a rock.
Gathering around the television or the radio and listening to the Queen's Speech.
Afterwards a tipple of traditional sherry, or port, toasting the season and good health to all !

The pulling of the Christmas crackers before eating turkey dinner, wearing the paper party hats, laughing at the silly paper jokes inside, and delighting in the small prizes, most often magic tricks, or plastic trinkets.

Happy times, that are gratefully forever etched in our memories .......... 


14 comments:

Lori said...

Christmas does have a way of bringing up old memories.

happyone said...

Such nice traditions and happy memories.

Yvonne said...

Does one good to think of happy times.

Helen said...

I made a meat pie today, a Christmas tradition from my mum's family. I'm sure it won't taste the same, my mum never wrote her recipe down but it makes me feel closer to her.

Corny said...

My Mom and Grandmother used to watch The Queen speech at midnight while we kids was aloud to stay up and play with our dollhouse and train.

DJan said...

I love hearing of your Christmas memories, Jo. I hope you have a great day! :-)

Edna B said...

I agree, this time of year stirs up so many wonderful memories. I love the idea of the Christmas Crackers. We did not have anything like that. They would have been fun. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

local alien said...

Oh how I miss those traditions. We/I try and recreate as many as possible. Warm memories

Susie said...

Jo, It is so good to have wonderful memories . I fear this year isn't offering us as many enjoyable ones. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Nellie said...

Great memories! I’d love a good English mince meat tart! Sausage rolls....yum! Sending the best of wishes for the season to you and yours!

Rian said...

Merry Christmas Jo...

Anita said...

Ohh those were the good times😊I enjoyed readin g about it❤

L. D. said...

They are such wonderful traditions. Memories are rich ones and you can still do some of those things.

Lowcarb team member said...

Happy times,
Happy traditions,
Happy memories.

All the best Jan