'Tis the season to be jolly

Tra la la la laaaa la la la la
(hat tip for link and 'song' to Make Tea Not War)

So, Christmas is coming and I'm starting to get into the spirit ... well, sort of.

This old blog has had a spruce up and is feeling a little more festive - whaddya think?

I'm getting the "What We Need To Have Happen To Make It Feel Like Christmas" list circulated, verified, commented on and ratified by the occupants of chez Riversdale/Carol on Christmas Day - so far it's looking something like this

Christmas songs (not necessarily carols) /Tree /Decorations /Lights /Tinsel /Advent calendar /Board game /Crackers ("banging, crap-joke, paper hat" sort) /Christmas candles /James Bond movie /"Wizard of Oz" movie /Holly /Sparklers /Balloons /Christmassy table napkins

Phone calls to family /Phone calls to mates / Video taking /Picture taking

Food and Drink
Champagne with strawberries /Sparkling juice /Tea / coffee /Wholly Bagel bagels / Croissants / Toast /Cream cheese / marmalade / strawberry jam / Marmite (ewww!) /Bacon

Snacks & nibbles throughout the day
Hazelnuts / Brazil nuts / Walnuts /Mandarins /Chocolate / After Eight Mints / Terry's Chocolate Orange /Fruit Mince Pies /Crisps /Glazed Ginger /Fruit


Dinner (5pm-ish)
Wine / beer / Sparkling juice /Orange juice / Apple juice /Chicken (x3) /Ham /Potatoes (new & roast) /Peas / brussel sprouts / sautéed mushrooms /Small sausage wrapped in bacon /Salad /Gravy / Ocean Spray Cranberry sauce / Mint sauce /Ice-cream /Christmas Cake / Pavlova / Cream

Bread /Cold chicken /Ham /Mayonnaise / Salad cream /Marshmallows


And finally, for the Brits out there, check out the TV Cream's Christmas Stocking for the following:


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