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I can't remember the last time we had Christmas lunch at home. We either spend it at my parents home or they come down to Devon and we go out for lunch.We were supposed to be going out to lunch again this year when I thought I had booked Jamie Oliver's restaurant in Exeter. I went online, selected the option for 25th December, processed the booking and sat back (in September) how efficient was I. I started to get a little nervous when no email confirmation appeared. We eat regularly at Jamie's and always receive a confirmation. My son decided yesterday to call them to check. Yep, you guessed it, they are closed on Christmas day and the website now conveniently will not allow you to select the date. Obviously they did not have their Christmas booking act together in September. all other reasonable options for eating out on Christmas day are booked up now so the only option will be to eat at home. I not too fussed by this, to me its just like Sunday lunch. I have never understood what all the fuss is about, and thanks to the wonderful generosity of my parents, Christmas lunch is all coming from Marks and Spencer this year !
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So, today I thought I would start thinking about the table. Its been a while since I felt like decorating the table for Christmas and as we are usually not here or eating out, I haven't bothered. I seem to have got my Christmas decorating mojo back and am really looking forward to it this year. I'll be keeping it simple, a white theme (of course) with maybe galvanised, silver or evergreen touches.
My mum is a great one for tradition (and Christmas pudding) I might have to get this for her to pop inside the pudding. She will be the only one eating it though. Nobody in our house eats the foul stuff.
Simple and effective place setting mini wreaths made from Cranberries and tree trimmings. Find the tutorial over on Say Yes blog.
Love this idea
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Nice and simple place setting idea