Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Boxing Day

Well, Santa came, the turkey and pork was delicious, the crackers were pulled and everyone got what they wanted for Christmas. The Belles have been trying to guess for a week what their surprise present was from me and Mr Nell. They'd squeezed and rattled the package, played twenty questions and hazarded a million wild guesses. Happily they were thrilled to find Panto tickets to see John Barryman playing Aladdin. There's supposed to be a three d magical genie and a Dalek on stage too. We're going on Jan 2nd so it should be a good way to start the New Year.
Snata bought me Amazon gift vouchers, some gorgeous jewellery, socks (my faves) and money which will pay my RNA fees.
I also got a book I'd been dying to read, Clarissa Dickson-Wright's Spilling the Beans. This is a lady who has had a life with a capital L. She came to fame as one of the two fat ladies. I'd heard her talking about the book on the radio and it sounded fascinating.
What was your best pressie?


Kate Hardy said...

A Dalek on stage? Better not tell my son or he will be incredibly jealous. (Having said that, Colin Baker and Terry Molloy are in our panto - so I have a feeling some Dr Who stiff will be part of Dick Whittington.)

Glad you had a lovely Christmas. And may 2008 bring some dreams coming true for you.

Sally Lawton said...

Merry Christmas Nell, sounds like you had a brilliant day :-)

Janet said...

My best pressie? Half a dozen writing books. I can't resist how-to-write-books and love reading them.

Michelle Styles said...

I hope the Belles enjoy.

It sounds like you had a marvellous Christmas.

Phillipa said...

Hi Nell, glad you had a lovely day and are looking forward to the panto. My fave pressies were a Radley handbag to take to RNA 'do's and a framed copy of my book cover.

Ray-Anne said...

They must have been SO excited - and what a wonderful present. There is nothing to beat a live panto.
My fav pressie? A Unicef gift of enough HIV treatment for a woman so that she does not pass the disease to her baby.
We are so blessed, even with the current NHS Problems.
Have a lovely week, Ray-Anne

Judy Jarvie said...

Glad you had a fab Christmas Nell.
Hope 2008 brings more nice surprises.

My fave pressie - the complete boxed set of Blackadder. So I can memorise all the Baldrick rebuffs by heart (easily pleased moi?)

Amanda Ashby said...

Sounds like you all had a fantabulous Christmas, Nell!!!! All my Christmas money is going to toward the RWA conference in San Fran - hooray!!!!!