Many of you seem to have enjoyed my Vicarage Christmas account – but I’ve just realised, I forgot one vital thing. The Queen’s Speech! How could I forget that? It was an integral part of the day, ironed into the schedule and meaning that lunch – or at least one course of it – must finish by three pm. So, at the hour God intended, we gathered round the TV which was turned on just for these ten holy minutes – though I longed to watch the Christmas Top of the Pops – and then, with a collective sigh from my mother, my aunt and my grandmother about how wonderful the Queen is, the set went blank again.
After a while we took to having dinner in two stages; first course, the Queen, then pudding.
I also forgot to mention the Christmas cake, which was taken with tea at around five or six, after which the evening got under way. And as for the games, I forgot about charades. If you don’t know what charades is, it’s basically Give us a Clue – you act out a book or a film or a TV series and the other team have to guess what it is. Great fun.
They don’t know they’re born these days…
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