Saturday, 10 January 2015

Yesterday....

Was our delayed Christmas Eve with DS and FDiL and time to open our '50p' presents. This is a tradition I inherited from DB and his family where the value was 1/- (one old shilling). For every person present, you have to buy them, anonymously, two presents each to the value of £1 or less. When I first married DB the value was 50p each, then 75p each and it is now £1 each, where hopefully, it will stay for a long time!

One person, usually me, then writes all the labels out with just a capital initial for their name. That way, it is harder to guess who they are from.

People think you can't buy anything for less than £1 but we do and enjoy the hunt for them. The present must be useful, either personal or for the home, car etc. It cannot be food, sweets or drinks as that quite frankly is a cop out.

For those who doubt it can be done, here is what we all received:

We had a lovely tea of ham, egg and chips. Then decided to open all our normal presents. We settled down to watch a film then went to bed.

Today is our Christmas Day (minus the presents of course). We shall be having slow roast pork with vegetable and roast potatoes, followed by Vodka soaked damson sponge puddings, custard and for FDiL, mango ice cream. I'll post a picture later today or tomorrow.

We plan on having a nice bottle of wine and then shall play games later on.

8 comments:

  1. What a great idea, enjoy your evening, sounds fun.
    Twiggy

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  2. What a lovely idea. Happy Christmas! Enjoy your day xxx

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    1. Thank you, today is Boxing Day.

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  3. What a brilliant idea - and just shows how resourceful you can be!

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    1. It is a good idea as they are all useful so never wasted.

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  4. So glad you enjoyed your delayed Christmas. I love the idea of anything less than a pound pressies and I imagine it was fun shopping around for them. P x

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    1. We have and did but still Christmas food in the freezer, maybe for Easter!

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