I have had an amazing Christmas this year.
All of the kids have been home, and everyone has been in high spirits. Not the most sociable of Christmases. but Armie's girl friend visited on Christmas Day and me had my mum over for Boxing Day dinner. Funny, but as my mum has got older she has become increasingly manipulative.
My mum used to be the most selfless person ever, and still is when animals are involved, but with people she now likes to get her own way more and more. So we had been planning our Boxing Day dinner when, at some point, she drops the comment that she has not had a good curry in a long time.
Not the most traditional of Boxing Day dinners, but it was rather good. I made a really good curry with small chunks of beef in it - and the beef just melted in your mouth too. It was a sort of korma, creamy, coconuty, and spicy enough to be delicious but not too hot. This was served with home made naan breads and Mrs RC made some wonderful onion bhajis. YUM!
This Christmas has also seen the return of my cooking mojo. At some point I lost it, and have not wanted to cook for some time, but as Christmas got closer I felt something stir in me, and I have really enjoyed cooking again. Mrs RC has also enjoyed letting me cook too!
Mrs RC has taken up crochet again, starting by making things for a local charity shop. Having made some dinosaurs and reindeer and stuff for the shop, she decided to make a Yoshi for Number One Son. This was done without a pattern...
Yes, she just made it up as she went, with no pattern of any sort to guide her!
As predicted, this Christmas was very Star Wars. Not only was the new movie released and utterly wonderful, I got some new ships for my X-Wing Miniatures collection.
I knew I was getting these ones, including the big cockroach ship from The Empire Strikes Back:
But I actually got this lot!
They are getting an outing tomorrow, when 4 of us will be having a big battle at the local game store. It is going to be spectacular! I will try to remember to take photos...
Hope you all had a great Christmas! I will be catching up soon.