Yesterday I was up, washed, dressed and out by 6.40am as I travelled to Exeter in time to join my sister in the Christmas food dash and present wrapping.
I arrived in Exeter around 8.30am and looked after the kids while my sister and brother-in-law went to Aldi for their weekly shop.
We walked to Lidl at Lunchtime to get a few bit and bobs including lovely fresh Cinnamon buns for my sister, brother-in-law and myself and the kids choose cookies and some Danish pastries.
Before dinner we took a trip out to Sainsbury’s in the evening for some Walnut Whips, cream, crisps, trifle with berries, cranberry sauce, cookies, gravy mix and mulled wine.
Walnut Whips are for Christmas Eve because it’s something that we have every year. Cream for the Christmas pudding, crisps because they make great snacks and I only eat them at Christmas time. Trifle with berries, I tried this the other night at mum and Dads and I love Sainsbury’s mixed berries trifle. Cookies which my niece choose, gravy mix for our Christmas dinner and mulled wine for an evening of wrapping Christmas presents.
I never realised how stressful the Christmas food dash is until it’s left for my sister and I. Both of us didn’t feel very festive so we decided to wrap up some of the kids presents, eat our malteser reindeer chocolates and drink some mulled wine, whilst watching and listening to Christmas music on YouTube. We also decided to hang the tree chocolates on the tree and test them before putting them on the tree.
We have been looking in several shops for tree chocolates this year and we finally found some in Lidl. The only chocolates that some shops are selling are the gold chocolate coins, which you can’t hang up.
It’s surprising how long it takes to wrap a few presents because we seemed to take hours after hesitating over which wrapping paper and tags to use. We finally went to bed around midnight because we had to get up in the morning because my sister is met up with her friend at 10am and we are all going into town as I need to buy my Dad some Christmas presents.
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