Welcome to Day
Twenty-Three of Blogmas 2022
teaming up with Debbie Henderson who is the Communications and Corporate Affairs
Director for my local mental health NHS Trust; Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and
Wear NHS Foundation Trust (CNTW), to bring you a bit of insight into her
Do you have
any Christmas Eve traditions?
and the hubby go to our friend’s house on Christmas Eve every year to spend a
few hours with our goddaughter – needless to say, we don’t have kids of our own
– so she gets spoilt rotten!!
Who will you
be spending this year’s Christmas with?
Me, the hubby and our hairy daughter (Shelby – our Staffy) – she’s 13 in November so we’ll be making it extra special! My mam is spending it with family in Wales this year, so we’ll be spending the day with my in-laws…. lots of food, beers, chocolate….and falling asleep to a cheesy Christmas movie – just perfect xx
What time do
you get up on Christmas Day? Is that for a particular reason?
get up around 7.30am – but that’s because Shelby gets us up – she knows when
it’s a special day including her birthday….and Christmas
What’s for breakfast?
A Crumpet – lathered in Lurpak butter (Northerners know it must be
When do you
so we can calm Shelby down for the rest of the morning ha ha
What has been
your favourite gift of all-time?
that’s a tough one, and I really couldn’t say – to be honest, I’m grateful for
any gifts I receive – some people aren’t as fortunate as me
What has been
the most favourite gift you’ve given someone else?
gift I’ve ever bought my dad before he passed away in 2018…. he always said we
bought him the best prezzies
Did you ask
for anything this year? If so, what?
bottle of perfume from my mam, and John Frieda hair products from my
mother-in-law – it’s tradition!! anything else is always a surprise x
Do you wear
anything special on Christmas Day?
Christmas jumper…. ALWAYS!! but always take my stretchy ‘turkey-eating pants’
and a pair of slippers to our in-laws for the day – I’m built for comfort!
What time is
Christmas Dinner (you can use your own definition for this)?
we’ve had our fill of booze it gets earlier every year as we’re getting older!!
favourite food and drink on Christmas Day?
different kinds of meat, roast veg, a vat of gravy….but the pork crackling is a
MUST – we fight over it….
you do between 1pm and 6pm:
Laugh ‘til my
(Corona to be precise!)
Do you watch
TV on Christmas Day? If so, anything in particular?
fools and horses in the morning – classic! After dinner – not sure it’s really
‘watching the TV’ as opposed to ‘sleeping in front of the TV’.
favourite festive movie?
All day long…
How do you spend your evening and night?
the couch…. literally doing nothing but texting everyone to say I’ve hope
they’ve all had a lovely day
Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas with
I’m NOT Disordered’s readers!
We all wish you a very Merry Christmas