David Reynolds

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So That Was Christmas....

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Yes, I know I’ve been a bit slow with Christmas posts, but it I’ve not really had a chance to sit down and type for the past week or so, as I’ve been busy visiting various relatives and such. Here’s a quick breakdown of what I can remember:

Friday 23rd: Finished work early, came home had some lunch, watched TiVo’d American Chopper for a bit, Becca came home.

Saturday 24th - Christmas Eve: Went to visit Becca’s friends who had their kids/step-kids visiting and give them their Christmas prezzies. Played with Scaletrix for a bit, eat cakes that the kids had make and came home.

Sunday 25th - Christmas Day: Opened stocking presents at about 8ish, came through to living room and opened main presents. Got dressed, phoned parents, got picked up at 10 and went to sisters. Parents arrived a couple of hour later and we opened all our prezzies. Had tasty dinner (cooked by my sis), sat down and played DVD games. Got thrashed at Telly Addicts, thrashed others at Music-y quiz. Watched a bit of tv, had a spot of tea, came home. Played with Christmas prezzies a bit before retiring to bed.

Monday 26th - Boxing Day: Got up, had breakfast, assembled cardboard robot present (very cool). Got ready to goto Uncles. Drove to Tesco to buy bogroll/petrol. Supermarket was closed. Drove to Uncles. Sat down, had a chat with Uncle, people arrived, had a bite to eat, chatted with Aunty, left Uncles, drove around a bit to find an open shop to buy bogroll, came home.

Tuesday 27th: Got up to find lotsa snow. Decided to try and wait for it to die down before going anywhere. Waited till about 1:30, snow started even worse as we left. Got to Huntingdon, sorted our stuff out, opened and gave presents to Becca’s family. Spent evening with family, retired to bed.

Wednesday 28th: Went to Peterborogh on train to meet up with Carl and to do a bit of shopping. Becca’s sister came along, argued with Becca. We went to a few shops, had a bit of lunch, came home. Becca and I cooked dinner, Mexican, watched a bit of TV, went to bed.

Thursday 29th: Got up, had nice buffet type lunch, got all packed up and came home. Had a bit of a tidy up, watched tv, went to bed.

Friday 30th: For Christmas, Becca’s sister bought her parents tickets to see Pinnochio On Ice at the Norfolk Showground and a stay at a B&B in Norwich. Due to the horrid weather, they decided to get the train and I volunteered to be Taxi driver. We went shopping for food, bought a new DVD storage thingy, came home, unpacked everything and went to the station to pick up Becca’s parents from the train station. Picked them up, drove to the B&B (eventually), let them get settled in, made our way out for dinner. I tried to take a shortcut from Dereham road, to get to Little Melton and went quite (stupidly) wrong and ended up in Ringland (oops). Eventually got to Little Melton and sat down for dinner. Becca and I ordered a set 3 course meal without realising the time and we had to leave after the main course to drop Becca’s parents off at the Showground. The nice people at the pub, kept our pudding for us and allowed us to come back having dropped them off and finish our meal. The meal was very tasty and we decided to stick around at the pub and have a couple of drinks whilst waiting to go and pick up Becca’s parents from the show. We had a couple of cokes and played a few games on the machine in the pub before making our way back to the showground. It being still quite snowy, the snowground was fairly difficult to drive on: my car almost got stuck when I tried to park, so I swiftly moved to somewhere else to park. Someone else then tried to park in the same space and got even more stuck (ie. completely). We sat in the car, laughing as they tried to get it unstuck in some completely random ways. Eventually 4 burly parking attendants came out and pushed them out. Amusement over, Becca’s parents came back and we whisked them back to their B&B. Upon returning home, we put our DVD holder together before collapsing into bed.

Saturday 31st: I overslept a bit and had to rush to get ready to go and pick up Becca’s parents from the B&B. After they had checked out, we went to Tesco to have a look around and try and get a birthday present for my dad. We did that, returned to the flat had a couple of cups of tea before Sarah came over. We then went to the Rose pub and had lunch. I had a very tasty Ranch Burger and a couple of glasses of coke. We returned home, got Becca’s parents stuff together and dropped them off at the station. Came home, Becca had a bath, Will came over with a friend in tow and a bottle of champagne. We polished off that bottle and a bottle of Cava we had between the 4 of us and Will became quite drunk before he and his friend ran off to catch the last bus back to Beccles. Becca and I had a couple more drinks, some cheese and biscuits and watched 5 Children and it and then a few episodes of Peep show Series 1 from the DVD I got for christmas. Both feeling quite tired, we retired to bed to watch The Hootenanny. Becca saw the New Year in before falling to sleep. I continued watching the Hootenanny when Noodles gave Becca the Video call he promised to do on Christmas day, but couldn’t due to lack of signal. Sleep…..

January 1st 2006: Happy New Year! Had a bit of a lie in, got up, fiddled with laptop, couldn’t work out why I couldn’t get ssh into my router. End up turning it off. Get ready to goto Parents house. Dad’s birthday is tomorrow, but due to Mum working tomorrow she’s cooking a big meal for him today and we’re all going over. Get to Dereham, sister has bought PS2 and Buzz: the music quiz. We had a quick play of it before lunch, had a huge lunch with Mum’s speciality (Meringue) for pudding, yum. After lunch, we all sat down to play the game. 3 hours later, Dad remembered he wanted me to look at his PC and install the virus checker I got him for christmas. I installed it and got it up and running and fixed a random attachment opening problem for him. We then came home cooked a ham joint for our lunchboxes for next week watched a bit of TV and then here I am now.

Right, sorry for the length of update, I reckon that’s my blogging done for the year. I suppose I should try and keep it more up to date in future. Apologies for any omissions or errors as I’ve just sat here and typed it as it came out of my brain and not really edited it.

Now, off to watch Buzzcocks TiVo’d from last night.