A Merry and Blessed Christmas to all my family and friends and those who read my blog.
Earl and I were the first ones up at 7 this morning and we started on the preparations. We set the tone for the day by putting on some Christmas music and by 10 0’clock everybody was up and dressed and ready to open presents.
Grandpa warned the boys that Santa was not going to be too generous this year and that they were now too big for presents. Really? So they decided instead to give him a big surprise. They presented him with the biggest box from under the tree.
He read the note – Dear Earl – From Santa.
He looked somewhat surprised – Who is Santa? he asked. The boys just laughed.
He ripped of the wrapping then opened the box only to find another, then another inside until the final one which looked like it might hold a new cell phone. By now the boys could hardly contain themselves. Then – omigosh what is this – A small piece of black coal! And a note – Dear Earl – You’ve been a naughty boy – Love Santa!
The boys were rolling on the floor laughing and Earl’s face was a picture – we have it all on video – That will teach you for teasing your lads, Grandpa!
Luckily he has a sense of humour and he loved the pressie they finally gave him – biltong and a book – H is for Hawk – which is all about falconry.
There were 10 of us for a traditional Christmas lunch.
We served turkey stuffed with pork sausage and Smoked Gammon with all the trimmings – gem squash, sweet potato, butternut and a Greek Salad.
Dessert was Carrol’s famous trifle and we had mince pies for afternoon tea.
A wonderful time was had by all.