Monday, 25 December 2006

Christmas Day

We had a nice Christmas Day.

We slept in. Gord made us a breakfast of sausages, homefries and eggs (I passed on the eggs).

Gord and I don't exchange gifts. Instead we'll buy theatre tickets next month (when they go on sale) for two plays in Stratford for this summer.

We saw The Holiday at the Queensway this afternoon.

Movie trailer editor, Amanda of Los Angeles, and journalist, Iris, of Surrey, England, live five thousand miles apart and have never met but are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda having just broken up with her cheating boyfriend, Ethan, and Iris having pined for her ex, Jasper, becoming engaged to the woman he left her for, decide to take a vacation during Christmas. They come upon a website called Home Exchange and swap houses for two weeks, both with a goal of forgetting their troubled love lives. But love ends up finding them anyway. Amanda starts a romance with Iris' older brother, Graham, a book editor, and Iris starts a romance with a movie composer named Miles. With new found romance, both their lives change forever.

It was okay ... I was expecting it to be more of a comedy.

Since it's just the two of us, we don't do a turkey. Instead we do a couple cornish hens. Gord made a glaze of jam (apricot preserves isn't a staple in our place), butter and Grand Marnier.

Cornish hen, rice and Stove Stuffin'

Then I talked with Sister Sarah for a couple hours to hear how her Christmas was.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a terrific day! I look forward to reading about you in the new year =)

Anonymous said...

Dinner looks delicious! The glaze sounds wonderful- I'll take jam over apricot preserves any day. :-)