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Some days the weather reflects the mood, but the greyness will drift away and the green trees and blue skies will visible.But not right now.

'Tis the season to be jolly (2013 version)

So, Christmas is coming and I'm starting to get into the spirit ... well, sort of. 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 ol on Christmas Day - so far it's looking something like this

Things

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

Events

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

Food and Drink

Breakfast

Champagne with strawberries /Sparkling juice / Tea / coffee / 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

Lunch

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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

Supper

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

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