Our Scottish Christmas - Lisa Hobman
Christmas at our house has always been very much a family orientated, stay-at-home affair. Even when we relocated to Scotland our family would join us from Yorkshire for a few days to celebrate. Having a daughter we're used to waking up at silly o'clock to a very giddy, excited girl begging us to get up! Although in more recent years our human alarm clock has allowed us to sleep later - the joy of teenagers!
Our morning routine consists of bacon butties and Bucks Fizz by the fire whilst Bing and Frank sing about all things Christmassy and our two dogs stare on in the hope of snaffling our leftovers. The gift opening then begins in earnest and has a habit of taking rather a while as we all examine what Santa has left for us by the tree.
My parents relocated to Scotland to be with us three years ago so they usually arrive before lunch and another gift opening session begins!
I have to confess to being the world's worst cook - I may exaggerate slightly but it gets me out of cooking the turkey! Hubby sets to in the kitchen complete with Santa hat and prepares a delicious feast whilst our daughter entertains her grandparents and I chop, peel and pour as instructed!
In my opinion the day is always over too fast but there have always been many wonderful memories created.
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