“It was Christmas Eve babe, in the drunk tank…”

So it’s almost Christmas you guys. There’s that crazed and somewhat frantic feeling in the air as we get ready for the festivities and refuse to believe that we have come to the end of yet another year.

Christmas is official at our place when I start playing my favourite Christmas song:

{Fairytale of New York, by Tex Perkins and Clare Bowditch. Not the original by The Pogues, it has to be this version.}

We’re hosting Christmas at our place this year, which means that the morning will kick off with three things: a flouncy apron, music, and a mimosa {which will be replaced by straight champagne as the day goes on}.

Our neighbours will drop by in the morning for our traditional Dalmatian breakfast spread, consisting of coffee and panettone, prosciutto, cheeses, fruit, and antipasto. It’s a noisy affair because, apparently, when Croatian and Lebanese folks get together we shout a lot.

Food wise there will be way too much. Meat, seafood, vegetables, salads, sweets, fruit. Carbs and alcohol tend to rule the day.

I’ll spend the last week of the year devouring all the end of year wrap ups I love so much, as I look back at the year that was. And wasn’t it a bit of an insane year? There was the loss of some musical giants {David Bowie and Prince in particular}, the circus that was Trump winning the U.S election, and what just seemed like a neverending parade of WTF moments. On a personal note it was a mixed bag, with the sale of our cafe and the loss of my grandmother being the two biggest things I had to contend with. Oh, and my oldest child moved out last month.

Most years I look back grateful that we have come through healthy and all in one piece, and there haven’t been too many years that I look back at as having been really shithouse. Last year was absolutely huge and pretty much everything was positive, so it makes sense that this year was a bit less intense. My kids are all happy and doing well and I still think my husband is the ants pants so that makes me a happy camper too.

Finally, a big Merry Christmas to you and yours, and I hope you have a wonderful day wherever you are. Eat, drink, get all merry and shit, and I’ll see you all in the new year. Thank you all my blogging friends for reading, commenting, and giving me lots of laughs. You guys are the best.

Signing off for 2016,

Ana.

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

In A Messy World

I live in a world of fantasy, so keep your reality away from me.

Stay at Home Mum

playing by my own rules

Midlife Dramas in Pyjamas

A BITE-SIZED, HUMOROUS VIEW OF MIDDLE AGE...

Kate's Clean Plate

KEEPING LIFE HEALTHY, ONE MEAL AT A TIME..

Twinspiration

by Britta & Carli Garsow

Cooking Without Limits

Food Photography & Recipes

Fashion Food Fotos

A lifestyle blog by Becky Freeman

The Food Charlatan

playing by my own rules

Movies For Insomniacs

the home of all things movies

What Riva Wore

a fashion and lifestyle blog by Riva Treasure

The Notorious MUM

playing by my own rules

Veggie Mama

Easy Vegetarian Recipes for the Whole Family

My Midlife Mayhem By Louisa Simmonds

Warm Hearted And Wickedly Humorous, With Absolutely No Filter

lyriquediscorde

home of all things music

Life Through the Haze

musings on life, love, food & mental illness

Woogsworld

| Mrs Woog | Making the most of the mundane

Champagne Cartel

toasting the beauty and chaos of life

HandbagMafia

One woman's thoughts, thrown awkwardly at the internet with reckless abandon and questionable aim

the hungry mum

Simple ideas for a delicious life. Home baking is my passion.

nowavailableonvhs

interests & obsessions

A Red Lip And A Nude Shoe

Dior Dreams On A Kmart Budget

Frocks, Shocks, & Champagne

playing by my own rules

The WordPress.com Blog

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: