Share Your World Monday 26 December 2022

Here are my answers to the last SYW of 2022 from Pensitivity101

It’s Boxing Day for those of us who celebrate Christmas, but hopefully, these questions are suitable for those who have alternative celebrations be it now in December or another time in the year.

1.   If you have been given a variety of gifts, do you have a clear-out of older stuff to make room for it?

I don’t specifically have a clear-out after Christmas but I do try not to keep things I no longer need. I either give stuff away to people less fortunate than I am. The real junk goes into recycling.

2.  Do you overindulge in food for special occasions and then come to regret it with either weight gain, guilt or severe indigestion?

I do indulge a little more than usual on special occasions. Who can resist that special dessert after a delicious Christmas dinner? If I really overdo it I pay with an upset stomach. So I try to just have a tiny bit of the ‘wrong’ food that I indulge in.

This year everybody had a job to do for Christmas Lunch.

Getting ready to prepare Christmas Dinner
Preparing the meal
Josh set the table
Gammon by Lauren, Greek Lamb by Gran, Tzaziki by Laurie, Potato Salad by Lisa, Greek Salad by Shannon
Trifle by Gran

Those who didn’t cook, cleared away and packed the dishwasher!

3.  What is your favourite part of any celebration?

Having the people I love most in the world all together to celebrate. Right now I am with all my children and grandchildren. The grandkids are all over 18 now so I’m not sure for how much longer I am going to be this lucky!

Oldest daughter and Grandsons 1 and 2
Son-in-law, Middle daughter and youngest grandson
Granddaughter and her young man
Youngest daughter and my hubby

4.   Are you looking forward to getting bargains in the January Sales?

No, not really. I am not a bargain hunter. I think I have everything need but if I see something that takes my fancy and it is going cheap I might not be able to resist.

Gratitude:
Every day is a gift and a chance to make memories.

For our family that is what it is all about. I am the family photographer and have a huge collection of PowerPoint Memories. I am grateful that I get to see my family often and that we enjoy doing things together.

This morning the younger members of the family hiked the Robberg. I have done the Robberg a few times but gave it a miss this time as my foot is sore. Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

Me on Robberg Hike in 2019

Lauren, The Earl, and I went to The Old Nic for breakfast and to help Lauren spend her birthday gift vouchers. Lisa and Laurie joined us a little later.

The Old Nic has lovely gardens, a nursery, wine tasting centre and a few speciality shops
Mungos sells African woven fabric and Lauren had vouchers to spend here. She bought a lovely beach towel.
We couldn’t leave without popping into the chocolate shop. I indulged in a chocolate shot – chocolate from a fountain poured into a dark chocolate cup. It was to die for and worth every cent of the R27 I paid for it. We also walked out with a packet of treats – all dark chocolate without sugar – that’s allowed isn’t it? I do believe that chocolate is an essential food group and a little goes a very long way to making me happy.
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8 thoughts on “Share Your World Monday 26 December 2022

  1. pensitivity101

    A wonderful and warming post Helen! You have a lovely family and I remember everyone doing something towards Christmas dinner, though a lot was done the night before and the turkey cooked overnight. Thanks for joining in.

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  2. Mary Craig

    U look as if u are having an amazing time in Plett.ovely family enjoy every moment and go to the Market in a on wednesday at Old Nick.
    Just try the delicious fude that is sold at one of the stalls .. Really worth trying.
    Enjoy your stay.

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  3. Anne

    It is heartening to know that you were able to enjoy a wonderful family Christmas. My daughter brought me chocolate from that chocolate shop, where they stopped on their way up from Cape Town – delicious!

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