Well, that’s it. The tree is down. The decorations have been packed away for another year. Christmas is but a distant memory. Almost.
Because we love this time of year so much, we tend to eek it out to the bitter end. With that said, we never, ever, leave the tree and decorations up past the 6th. Obviously. That would just be silly.
However, we did mark the last official night of Christmas with a festive meal of stuffed baked squash, roast potatoes, lemon and chilli roasted parsnips, sliced fried brussel sprouts stirred with chestnuts and dried cranberries and, last but not least, homemade cranberry sauce.
We also found a Christmas pudding we had bought before we left Cornwall and this became our dessert coupled with soya custard and cream. I mean, seriously?!! Could this dinner get any better?
Everything was washed down with a beautiful vegan Pinotage from Sainsbury’s (fairtrade too!), which finished the whole thing off perfectly.
A dreamy evening it was and so very fitting to mark the end of what was a magical (if not slightly fraught) Christmas Holiday.