When I got up this morning I followed my usual routine and went to switch on the computer and coffee machine but as I entered the kitchen and switched on the lights - bang - the fuses blew!!! This better not be an omen...fortunately it is just a case of pressing a button to reset the fuses, gone are the days of fuse wire and screwdrivers.
James arrived in good time last evening and we had our usual supper of ham [the best Italian prosciutto cotto] with eggs [thank you hens] and chunky oven chips. In the days when my mother and father used to come for Christmas it was a full fish banquet but with just the three of us things have simplified.
This morning will kick off with lashings of coffee and panetone.
The lunch menu reads as follows:-
Smoked salmon parcels stuffed with smoked salmon mousse
Roast beef, some well done, some medium and most rare if I get it right
Petits pois a la Francaise
Assorted mustards and horseradish sauces
Old fashioned sherry trifle and or mince pies
Then collapse in front of the fire/TV and watch rubbish or sleep
Cups of tea and cake
Official closing of the catering department if anyone is still hungry, if the can find it they can eat it....
Have a great day and may all your timings be on the button.....
Happy Christmas Denzil we miss you!!!!