It's time to light the fire, twinkle the fairy lights and mull the wine
🎄Come and join us for a Fabulously Festive Sunday Brunch🎄
A huge welcome to our Fabulously Festive Brunch today
🎅What festive food are you bringing to this Christmas Sunday brunch?
Traditional turkey, with all the trimmings, including Yorkshire puddings which are a must have!
🎅What would you like to drink; we have buck’s fizz, mulled wine, egg nog, gingerbread latte or a cup of spiced tea?
The only time I ever drink Buck’s Fizz is on Christmas morning. It’s become something of a tradition now to pop the fizz at breakfast time.
🎅Where shall we eat our festive brunch, around the kitchen table, by the fire in the formal dining room, or outside on the patio?
I think it will be pretty chilly outside so we’ll eat in the formal dining room, the table set with a pristine white tablecloth, the best China and sparkling glassware. Maybe a candle or two to give off a warm glow.
🎅Shall we have festive music playing in the background? If so will you share with us a favourite piece of music or Christmas carol.
Definitely have soft music in the background. I’m a huge fan of Christmas playlists on Spotify and love the simple beauty of Arúna’s version of Gaudete and The Coventry Carol.
🎅Which of your literary heroes (dead or alive) are joining us for our festive Sunday Brunch today?
Charles Dickens to read a chapter of two of A Christmas Carol, Dr Seuss to read a chapter of The Grinch Stole Christmas and then maybe Agatha Christie to set us a good murder mystery quiz.
🎅Which favourite Christmas book will you bring to Sunday Brunch?
A Christmas Carol, it’s my favourite go to Christmas read.
🎅Do you have any special Christmas Traditions?
A nativity is very important and I have a couple of sets of figures which are at least a hundred years old. My most precious is a handmade pottery nativity set my mother made when, in her late seventies, she took up pottery. The set is simple, beautiful and poignant. I hope it will stay in the family for ever.
🎅Are you tinsel or glitter?
Tinsel. I have an irrational fear of glitter.
🎅Are you real tree or artificial?
Artificial. I love the smell of real trees but hate the mess and because I have always had cats, the real trees never lasted long before one of them would try to climb it. Timmy has never attempted to climb the artificial tree….yet!
🎅Are you mince pie or yule log?
Definitely mince pie. I usually eat my body weight in mincemeat before Christmas is over. My favourites are from a small local bakery.
🎅Are you Christmas crackers or party poppers?
Christmas Crackers, I love the naff jokes and gifts – the cheaper and cornier the better. I’m always excited when I get the book marker, or mini pack of playing cards.
🎅After brunch shall we play party games, or collapse in front of the television with a huge box of chocolates?
Telly and chocs after a fierce game of Monopoly.
Thank you for joining us for our Fabulously Festive Sunday Brunch
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