Sunday, 27 December 2015

Now we are getting ready for New Years!

Its been a busy few Days.
I picked up Alex at the Airport late Christmas Eve. His plane was 2 hours late!
Christmas Day was gloriously sunny!

What a glorious morning! Alex and I walked along the dyke in front of the apartments then came back and had Mimosas and Eggs Benedict.
Later we walked over to the cinema to watch Star Wars VII! Excellent movie. If you get the chance to see it in 3-D do it! Some of the scenes are breathtaking.
We relaxed, then had a great Christmas dinner 

of Borscht

(Homemade of course) and the main course of 

Peroghies, Cabbage Rolls and Keilbassa
 We also had some excellent Red Beer to go with it.
Desert was later (after we were not quite so full) and we had some of the excellent Black Forest Cake my sister had served at Christmas dinner at her house last Sunday.
Our day ended with a magnificent moonrise!
This photo does NOT do it justice. The Moon was a huge orange orb that appeared to take up a large portion of the sky. I wish I was a better photographer.
Boxing Day we started once again had Mimosas, but this time with bacon and eggs.

It was a typical West Coast winter day, overcast, drizzle and with a cold bite to the wind. Today we went to see the Hateful 8 (Quentin Tarantino's new film) on 70mm film at the Park Theatre in West Vancouver. What a great old venue and 70mm really makes a difference, especially on those huge old screens. Though it was violent and bloody, it was an excellent film.  
We came home and had Caesars while we waited for the Rare Roast beef to cook.

Tonight we had traditional British - rare raost beef, roast potatoes, green beans, horse radish and gravy made from the drippings, oh yes, a wonderful Cabernet/Shiraz.

We were so full, there was no room for cake, even after we played Nathan Drake video games for 2 hours before we went to bed.
Today it is raining, cold and Alex goes home, so we will have a quiet day.
Oh yes, we did a little art.

And the Photo Nellie in the champagne came from: 


  1. It sounds like you had a really nice Christmas!!! We love the art and are sending kisses to Nellie. It's so cute how she has her paws over her nose!!

    The Florida Furkids

  2. Aw, what a sweet shot Nellie. What a lovely holiday. I got a pang of Canadian nostalgia over your bloody Caesars! They're a fave winter drink and when I moved to the U. S. no one knew it was. Tmost hey only had bloody Marys! You can get clamato in most stores but bars still don't carry it.

  3. what a relaxed and special Chrissymouse day. I missed that Kozmo, Jo Jo and Cinnamon have all gone back to the country. purrs to Nellie and you Miss Barb

  4. Sounds like you had a lovely and relaxing Christmas Day. That is an adorable picture of Miss Nellie Bellie.

  5. Sounds wonderful! And the foodables look wondrous and tasty!! Glad you had a good time. Miss Nellie Bellie is purrfect in the champagne glass! Furry glam and furry expensive! Smoochies, baby ❤️❤️

  6. Sounds like y'all had a very festive Christmas. Have a gweat weekend.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful and DELICIOUS Christmas!!! Give my love to Nellie!!!

  8. what a glorious holiday you had! So happy for you!!! catchatwithcarenandcody

  9. Sounds and looks like a great holiday! Your meals were simply beautiful.
    Hope your week is off to a good start. Ours is after seeing the gorgeous Nelllie!

  10. What a pawsome Christmas...and days had!

  11. Sounds like you had a wonderful Holiday together! So glad you could relax and enjoy! Wishing you a New Year filled with love, happiness and health.
    Marty, Mom and the Gang

  12. What a wonderful Christmas you had! We are so happy that Alex came to visit, and that you had such a great time while he was there. :)

    Hugs to you and Nellie!

  13. I would love a christmas morning with eggs benedict and this fabulous view... and I love your christmas meal... we tried to make peroghies as we celebrated a russian christmas (my first one in my crib)... fortunately we took no photos of our diy-project... it was an epic fail... but tasty of course :o)

  14. Looks like a most wonderful visit with your Alex! Lots of good food, great fun, and preparing for a brand new year......!

    Hugs, Pam and Sammy
    p.s. Hugs to Nellie!

  15. great food you had there,sounds so yummy,xx Rachel

  16. We are glad you had a lovely Christmas!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  17. Such a feast! Twice around even...two feasts! And Nellie Champagne to go with it,OMC!

  18. Oh my goodness, all these shots of food are making me starving! Glad you had a nice Christmas and pass the cabbage rolls!

  19. You make me and mom happy to read this, see it and Mom said she loves some of the foods mentioned that she is familiar with. What a wonderful several days and mom said she is deeply happy for the fact that you had them. And Nellie Bellie....we love you sooooo much.

  20. Your son is handsome. It looks like you all had a nice time. Nellie looks adorable in the champagne, just seeing her is a reason to celebrate. I wish I lived near you, we grow our own horseradish and grind it for the holidays.

  21. Sounds like such a wonderful visit. All that food made us hungry. Mom says she loves that quote. There's almost always a bottle of champagne in our fridge. Add a little Nellie and it's perfect.

  22. Dearest Nellie Bellie,You won 3rd place in my Countdown,can you email mummy your addy ,hehehe You Won!!!!love you sweetie,xxxxx Speedy

  23. Looks like you had a really lovely time and the yummiest of foods!

  24. So glad you had a wonderful Christmas.


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