Monday, 27 December 2010
A Very Hurley Merry Christmas to You All
That's all family and friends, all Hurleys, and anyone of great taste.
I hope you all had a Happy and Holy Christmas and that St Nicholas brought you all enough little presents to make the Holy Feast memorable.
My one tip for next year for those of you with children: take them to Midnight Mass.
We had to wake the children up at 8am (previous years they woke us up - 6, 5 and even 4am taking their toll!).
We didn't even have to snooze off Christmas dinner on the sofa.
I threatened to do an Old Pa Hurley trick and have my photo taken wearing my Christmas presents. One year he has underpants, socks and a watch. They sight of him posing for a photo is indelibly seared on the memories of all present. I might sue for damages in a few years time...
But as I only had a shirt and a pair of doctor martens, I think the children would have called the police.
P.S. For those of you hanging on my every culinary word (I know, my kitchen skills are fabled, i.e. I can burn water) we had beef and duck for Christmas dinner. Very, very nice! My tip every year is to make mountains of extra roasties to eat cold for a couple of days with the leftover meat etc. Yum yum stretch my tum.