Wednesday, 27 December 2006

The day after Boxing day

Good Evening every one .Are you all recovering from all the shopping ,cooking ,buying cards and writing them and sending them off ,wrapping presents and opening them ! visiting and being visited Wow it goes on ...and where we have been looking forward to it all ,arent we all a little bit pleased its all over?I received such lovely presents,and have taken a couple of pictures of some of the lovely things I have .I got some nice bath products,a book ,a dear little birthday book ,Maurice bought me my watch ,my brother made the bird boxes ,and I told you I would tell you what was in the stocking from Jason ,he made a dear little Christmas cake and decorated it for me ,and some wine ,thanks Jason ,you are so clever ,and I loved it ....I got  £80 worth of M&S vouchers ,but Maurice is on nights now for three, so I have to wait until hes off ,Saturday or Sunday ,to go and search for the bargains ,I got chocolates  and biscuits ,So I was very lucky .

The TV programmes that,we  have been watching over Christmas have been mainly dissapointing ,though last night we watched a delightful drama called 'After Thomas'about how a little boy Kyle ,was helped by the arrival of a golden retriever Thomas,with his autistic problems and the dog helped him to unlock them .I am watching a profile of Connie Fisher at the minute who won the part of Maria on the west end stage .

And so dear friends thats where I will leave you for this evening, as I go to make myself some supper, and settle down with tonights viewing selection ....With Love From



mariealicejoan said...

I thought the television viewing was rather dissappointing over Christmas as well.  About the only thing worth watching was re-runs of the Two Ronnies, which are still  relatively new to me.  :-)  Love the watch, cake and little book!

lindapaterson177 said...

Thanks heavens that parts all over! it exchausting just reading about it lol!!
luv bella xx

jeanno43 said...

T.V. has been awful over Christmas but tonight there is a Victorian mystery called The Ruby In The Smoke which sounds promising. Glad you had a nice time.  Lovely presents.

labdancer51 said...

Hello Jan,

I`m glad you had such a good Christmas, isn`t it a shame it`s over so quickly?  I love your watch, it`s really elegant.  I got lots of nice pressies to including 2 bottles of perfume, tons of smellies and 2 great books.  I watched After Thomas and loved every minute, it was the only highlight in a very dismal Christmas TV schedule I think.

Sandra xxxx

frdbrow7 said...

Lovely watch Jan - no excuse for being late now ;-)
Yes the TV progs were so-so. Most of the films I'd seen before or wasn't interested in.  I did watch 101 Dalmations today for the first time and really enjoyed that.
I'm waiting for Corrie to come on now, in the meantime I'm listening to Jose Carreras online, didn't know he was on Radio 2 Christmas Eve.  I think he's devine :-D
Have a nice rest everybody!
Best Wishes

jaymact1 said...

Glad you had such a great Christmas and had so many gifts. Don't venture into Marks ours was to the brim today great bargains if you are willing to stand in the long long queues. Love Joan.

nightmaremom said...

I'm glad your Christmas was good...  Very very glad my friend

icklemisssexpot said...

Enjoy spending your vouchers :o) As you know from reading my entry i cried my eyes out through After Thomas...Extremely well acted, goodness knows how they managed to get the kid who was playing Kyle to act like he did...M still goes off on one like that and at over 6 feet tall and large build it is impossible to restrain him :o(  Hence i will be forever grateful to Robbie Williams for existing as his singing and music calms him down  Caff xxxx

blpltt said...

Oh Jan I do envy you that watch: mine was a free gift with something, and gives me a rash, lol.  This is a nice tranquil time isn't it ?  Bunny xx

lanurseprn said...

Jan, you are so sweet.  I'm glad you had a nice holiday and I have to say your watch is STUNNING!!  Tell Maurice he did good!  
I like the bird houses.  Where will you put them?
Hope you have a very relaxing evening.

oddb0dkins said...

That was it alright - hectic but fun. But it's over so quickly! Glad you had a good time. B. x

ukgal36 said...

I love Marks and Sparks.. do they really still call them vouchers and not gift cards?? i had forgotten all about vouchers.. you always make me homesick and I don't know why... LOL..

cayasm said...

lovely watch glad you had a nice day, I agree tv was very disapointing
have a great new new year and treat yourself to something nice with your M&s vouchers.


marainey1 said...

I will agree that I'm a little happy that its over, of course my son and his 2 children are still here, so it seems the celebration goes on til New Years Day anyway.  Glad you had such a nice time.  'On Ya' - ma

lsfp1960 said...

Hi Jan,  We never outgrow our excitement about Christmas gifts, do we.  I love the watch..I went for years and never wore one, now I have a drawer full of them.  And don't feel dressed unless I have a watch on.  Looks like Santa was good to you.  Linda in Washington    

cacklinrosie101 said...

Christmas was lovely but back to work today I went.  It was so slow and boring.  I hate to have things slow at work.  Only two more days and then another long weekend.  I have definitely had far too much to eat these past couple of  xx Chris

jckfrstross said...

Lovely watch:) glad you had a good Christmas and Boxing day
have a good week:)


siennastarr said...

What nice things you got for Christmas, Jan!  Thanks for sharing the pics so we could see them all!  Love the watch!  And the cake is so cute!  

Have a wonderful day tomorrow!  (As it's tomorrow in England as I write this)..



kaydeejay5449 said...

Oh, my gosh, Jan!  It's been so long since I've visited to read your journal.  I had a great time catching up.  I'm so glad you had such a fun and festive Christmas.  Your new watch is beautiful!  Your husband has very good taste.  It was great to see my Christmas Card hanging on your office door.  Made me feel that the distance between us is a lot smaller than it seems.  I got such a kick out of your grandson's drinking straw glasses.  I know two other grandchildren who would love to have a pair of those.   LOL  

I am sending wishes for you and Maurice to have a wonderful 2007.  Full of fun, good health, adventure and blessings.
Hugs,  Kathy

jlocorriere05 said...

I love your watch Jan, very pretty and feminine! I'm glad you got lots of pressies you liked. I'm pleased Christmas is over once more, I don't think I'll bother with it at all next year, it's not a time of year I like with all the mad shoppers out! Have a good time spending your vouchers at the weekend! Jeannette xx

sarajanesmiles said...

Aww, I'm both a little sad and a little pleased that it's all over!
I wish I had seen that drama, I knew that it was going to be on but I wasn't sure when.  Ah well, it will be repeated at some point no doubt ;o)  Glad you had such a nice Christmas, lots of lovely pressies!  
Sara   x

gaboatman said...

The presents are lovely and very thoughtful.  But, yes, I am just a bit glad it is all over.  I think the American Television selections after Christmas leave a lot to be desired, too.

moordykspot said...

Valerie watched After Thomas and then looked at our brainless Golden Retriever in a new light. He now replace me in her affections.Quite rightly so.
Take care Dave

ally123130585918 said...

Oh Jan didn't Santa look after you well ~ I love the New watch and the little address book ~ Have fun spending your vouchers at M&S hope you get lots of bargains ~ I meant to watch 'After Thomas' but as the TV was off I didn't see the reminder ~ hope they show it again~ have a lovely evening ~ Ally

sneezy7125 said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Boxing Day!
I'm stopping by journals to let you all know that I haven't forgotten about you (never could, I reckon) and that I'll be getting back into the swing of things real soon. I feel so empty without these journals, lol.
Happy New Year to you!


(PS: Now that I've gone private, everyone must reset their alerts for me in order to start getting them again. Quite a few people have asked me, so I figured I'd make it known if you haven't done so already, lol. Thanks!)

lurkynat said...

Dear Jan,
I am so happy that youare pleased! Happy New Year!

jmoqueen said...

What great presents you got :-)  Thanks for sharing the pics with us.  I'm glad you had a good time.  The TV has been pretty lousy this year ~ hope you've managed to find something to watch tonight xx


faircolleen said...

you got some lovely presents Jan. . .sorry I am slow in commenting. . .I had to reinstall and lost all "my favorites". . its gonna take me ages to remember all the journals I read.Sigh.

irisclyde said...

It's always a bit of a relief when it's all over!I think I go through it on automatic pilot these days....though there is still New Year's Eve to go!

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,your watch looks lovely .clever Maurice to choose so well .
Glad you liked the birthday book.Jo Tony and Jenny loved the boots you got me . Its pouring with rain here today ,Pete went for a long early morning walk and got soaked!!! Enjoy your time with Maurice ......Love Jeanxx

innxdoor said...

Hi Jan, Sounds like you had an excellent Christmas. Yep, I bought 100 stamps for cards, wrapped bunches of gifts for friends and family and then did the day after Christmas shopping.  That was rough, and I have no room for any of it so I am packing my closets full today!
My dogs are happy as they got tins and bags of goodies and chewies to last months! My daughter send some beautiful gifts from Guam <was the best> and from the other I'm actually getting a dishwasher yessssssssss! :))))) I have goodies I shouldn't eat, bubbles for the tub, jammies, slippers, frogs, heating blankie, cologne, tv, HomeMedic natural sounds waterfall <I love it>...anyone want fudge, cookies? I can pass it around, got 6 tins of cookies, cans of popcorn, assorted candy in cute boxes...get in line and I will pass it all out haha! I know I will be putting 10lbs on.
Definately off my diet after opening everything! Isn't Christmas fun?! Anyone want to be my diet partner after it's all gone?
:)) Doreen

innxdoor said...

I hit the enlarge button ..your watch is beautiful. Maurice has wonderful taste!
:)) Door

plieck30 said...

Yes its all good and wonderful but nice it only comes once a year. Paula

lindapaterson177 said...

Just stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year.
luv bella xx

xxroxymamaxx said...

Happy New Year Jan!  Love, Shelly

kaydeejay5449 said...

Just dropping by to wish you and Maurice a very happy New Year.  May 2007 be full of fun, adventure, laughter, good health and postive life events.  I've really liked getting to know you this year!  You are a very special lady.
Hugs,  Kathy

susanebunn said...

Jan, you sure got lovely gifts for Christmas!  I think you must have been a very good girl all year long!  You're right about the tellie too!  Oh well, maybe next year there will be better programming.


sazzylilsmartazz said...

Your watch is beautiful but I wasn't able to see the bird boxes or the Christmas cake. The pictures wouldn't open for me. However, I am happy you had such a good time. I guess M & S Vouchers are like gift certificates and I know how much fun it is to go shopping after the Christmas rush is over. Have a good time and hope you find tons of goodies!
Happy 2007!

lindachapmanuk said...

Didn't you do well! I love your watch Jan, and that dear little birthday book, the care your brother took with your bird houses and the love that went into your cake in the stocking from Jason! aw.....Linda xx