Our Christmas Holiday: Holed In

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and also enjoyed your New Year’s celebrations.  As for us, we spent the whole Christmas break hibernating inside our home.  We were supposed to spend the holidays with my in-laws, but just before little T finished school, she was struck with the nastiest cold and cough she’s ever had.  Before long my husband was down with it too.  On the morning of the 23rd, I realised that it would be best for everyone if we just quarantined ourselves inside our home.  My in-laws are old you see, I’d be horrified if they caught it.  It’s taken T and my husband the whole of the holiday to shake it off, can you imagine what it would be like for a couple in their late 80s?

My poor husband had to go out on the 24th and do an emergency shop since we didn’t have any food at home, after all we were all ready to drive-up country.  The shops ran out turkey, so he had to make do with whatever he found that day.  Thankfully, none of us were in the mood for roast, our diet then consisted mostly of home-made soup, the kind one eats when poorly.

This has been us, holed in, watching movie after movie.  Playing games after another.  I’ve just realised that T and I are really crap with playing charades, but she absolutely loves playing it.

We had plans of doing loads of winter walks, but the only time we’ve ever been out was today, to do some food shopping.  That’s about it.  T seems a lot better, she still has a bit of a cough.  The husband’s cough has also improved, so we’re hoping to do our first and only holiday winter-walk tomorrow.  Weather permitting, it happens.

As you can see, we still have Christmas presents under our tree.  Those are for family up-country.  Luckily, my husband has a meeting there over the weekend, so he’ll be able to drop by to give them their belated Christmas presents.  Lucky for us too, we also get to open ours from them.  Christmas has been extended for us this year.

What about you?

What was your Christmas break like?


  1. Bless you!! So sorry you have all been poorly. Films on the sofa sound pretty special though, and I’m sending lots of get well wishes to you all.

    • Thank you. My daughter goes back to school tomorrow. I’m just glad her cough and cold are better. My husband is doing better too.

    • I definitely prefer the slow less frantic kind of Christmas. We are all better, thank you!

  2. Katy Stevens

    Ahh sorry to hear you were all ill! Our break was a great one, mostly spent at home too. Take care!

  3. Fashion and Style Police

    Christmas was amazing. We all had a great time. The break was much needed. Hope you have opened the presents now.

    • Oh no, hope you’re feeling better too. Yep, that’s what happened to us too. T goes back to school tomorrow, I’m just glad she’s better! 🙂

  4. Cath - BattleMum

    Sorry to hear you were ill over Christmas. 8 was struck down with flu and had a horrible cough for over 2 weeks. Thankfully I didn’t pass it onto anyone!

  5. Anne Russell

    Oh dear! What rotten luck! Hope you are all feeling better now. We spent most of the holiday in Reigate on standby for the arrival of our new grandchild (Heather Elsie) who finally arrived on 2nd January. Looking forward to our traditional festive season finale tonight – Epiphany Carol Service with candle displays at Tewkesbury Abbey. xx

    • Oh how lovely Anne! That’s great news, another grandchild! Congratulations 🙂 xx

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