Z … is for Zzzzzz

Z … is for Zzzzzz

Sleeping zzzzzzAccording to the Urban Dictionary, zzzzzz is a way to show sleeping or tiredness in a cartoon or comic book. You’ve probably seen it yourself.

And that’s how a lot of you will feel after eating your big Christmas dinners followed by all that Christmas cake and coffee! 😉

Well, I hope you enjoyed my A – Z of Christmas vocabulary. Perhaps I should start writing about how to lose weight after Christmas or how to keep fit. Let’s see what my next topics will be. One thing I do know though, I’ll be going back to a wide selection of topics which I think might interest you. 🙂

Y … is for Yorkshire pudding, Yule log, Yuletide

Y … is for Yorkshire pudding, Yule log, Yuletide

BakingI read that the Yule log was a large and very hard log (a big piece of wood) which was burned at Christmas.  That was new to me. I know the Yule log  as a traditional cake roll, covered in chocolate icing and decorated with sugared holly leaves.

I know that it’s too late to make it for Christmas this year, but if you don’t have anything better to do, you could make it for Boxing Day tomorrow! Try this recipe I found on the www.bbc.co.uk website.

Another tradition for some is to serve Yorkshire pudding with the Christmas turkey. You’ve probably got everything in the house if you’d like to make it tomorrow. But there’s nothing stopping you making it with your next Sunday roast! Try Marlene’s Yorkshire Pudding’s recipe here.

 

X … is for Xmas

X … is for Xmas

Ho Ho HoThe Times, the Guardian and the BBC disapprove of the abbreviation “Xmas” (meaning “Christmas”). But is it really that bad? Something I learned today: the ‘X’ is thought to represent the Greek letter ‘Chi’, which is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Christos.

Whatever … I wouldn’t use the abbreviation in a business context!

Oh, before I forget: Have a Happy Xmas everybody! :))

W … is for Walnuts and Wish List

W … is for Walnuts and Wish List

WIsh listWe always had fresh nuts at Christmas and loved cracking them while sitting in front of the open fire place! My favourites were (and still are) walnuts and Brazil nuts. And Christmas was the only time we got figs and dates. But that has changed today. I eat them all on a regular basis.

I remember writing a Christmas wish list every year. I know it’s a bit late now to write yours, but you never know! 😉 If you haven’t already done so, www.wikihow.com can help you.

W … is for Walnuts and Wish List

V … is for Visiting Father Christmas

Santa with presentsMy mother took me to visit Father Christmas every year. My friends all think that it’s rather strange, but I adored this tradition. It was a magical experience for me.

Most department stores in town had a grotto with Father Christmas sitting and waiting for children to come and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. And we always left with a lovely little present in our hands!

If you’re in London next year and have a child with you, why not go and experience a grotto (link to: www.timeout.com) yourself? I would definitely go again! 😉