Pining for the West

Christmas 2009 | December 27, 2009

Well, Christmas came before we were ready for it, mainly due to the weather being terrible and not being able to travel to see people. It was the most disorganised that we had ever been – which is daft really because it’s not as if we have much to do for it now that the family has grown up.

However, despite that we all agreed that it was a great Christmas, everything just seemed to be in harmony and we all had a really relaxing time.

We all had a bit too much to eat but only one bottle of wine was drunk between all five of us. I didn’t actually have anything to eat at all until 3 o’clock – not even a bit of chocolate, I just didn’t feel like eating. The result is that I am still weighing in at 9 stone exactly, even although we haven’t been able to get out for our customary hour of walking each day, due to the weather.

All in all a jolly good time was had by all. Now for Hogmanay!



  1. I’ll be looking forward to your Hogmanay post. Is that a Scottish/Celtic word?

    Comment by JaneGS — December 29, 2009 @ 6:01 pm

    • Nobody is really sure where Hogmanay comes from, one theory is that it is from the Scottish Gaelic word meaning ‘new morning’. It’s certainly a celebration which goes on well into the morning of the new year.

      Comment by piningforthewest — December 29, 2009 @ 9:12 pm

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