Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas in Scotland

We just celebrated our first Christmas in Scotland. It was a pretty quiet two days as it was just the three of us. On Christmas Eve, we had a snack food dinner along with the traditional Christmas crackers. For those who don't know (which included us up until a couple of weeks ago), Christmas crackers look like (to me anyway) a piece of candy all wrapped. Two people each pull on an end and a little firecracker (thus the name crackers) goes off. Inside is a paper crown, a trinket of some kind, and a joke. Christmas crackers jokes are notoriously bad ones. One of the pics below shows some of the trinkets we received including a picture frame, a bookmark, a roll of tape (we also received a measuring tape, a puzzle game, and nail clippers). We opened our gifts on Christmas Eve and proceeded to go shopping on Amazon for new Kindle books and music with our gift cards. On Christmas Day, Santa had filled our non-existent stockings with some chocolate. Damaris and I both received a pair of Doctor Who bow tie earrings. And Damaris received a Doctor Who fez bracelet and a spindle spinning kit. We had a "traditional Texan" dinner of chicken fried steak and the fixings. We ended the evening watching telly (there were several Christmas specials of some of our favorite shows including Doctor Who, Call the Midwife, and Downton Abbey on) and with Damaris and I knitting.

Here's some pictures from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:


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