Jupes Posted January 5, 2009 Share Posted January 5, 2009 Hi all Just starting to come back to reality. We were lucky enough to spend Christmas and New Year on the boat - 23 Dec to 1 Jan. It was also our first ever Christmas alone... no kids, MIL's, extended family, etc. We unfortunately both developed the flu virus, hubbie getting 'man flu' on Christmas Day , and then myself catching a far more virulent, clearly mutated and much more worser strain of said 'man flu', just in time for New Year which is lingering on . So what did we do, where did we go... We purposely didn't have an itinerary, apart from Christmas Day, as what we wanted was plenty of slobby time to relax, which mainly involved good food, good booze and pretty good Christmas TV and lots of films with shortish cruises between. We spent the 23rd and 24th at the marina. Christmas Day, having opened our pressies (dog included), we set off for Somerleyton mid-morning, to have Christmas Lunch at the Duke's Head with our eldest son, who joined us there. This was a real treat, particularly for me, having cooked more Christmas lunches than I would admit to . I have to say, I was very impressed that the food and the service was as excellent as always. I had half expected to find far more tables crammed in, not enough waiters, etc but it was the same number of tables as always with the same staff. The food was superb, mulled wine on arrival (which I have never liked) but was good and 2 glasses later.... Between the three of us, Winter Veg Broth and Game terrine as starters, all lovely. Norfolk Black Turkey to die for with Roasties, Pigs in Blankets and roasted veggies and the best turkey gravy I have ever tasted. Pudding, coffee and gorgeous hot home made mince pies.... I'm drooling writing this . We came back to the boat to find the puppy can now jump on the cushions, reach the table and the storage areas behind the sofa and had taken the fur ball from one of snowmen santas hat, and had chewed the berries of one of the candle holders but hadn't managed to uncork his daddy's XO .... phew . We then left our eldest son (who was working over Christmas) and motored up to Reedham for the night. Reedham looked very pretty with houses Christmas lights and no surprises we were the only boat moored. We hooked up to the broads point to allow us to sit on deck with an electric heater and watch the Christmas Day tv, walked the dog, and enjoyed cheese, pate, biscuits, etc later on. Enough for now. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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