Monday, December 25, 2006

Christmas Eve 2006

BEFORE
christmas eve 2006The fridge shelf bows under the weight

christmas eve 2006 melted chocolate explosionChocolate Explosion: maybe using a zip lock as a piping bag is not such a good idea after all

christmas eve 2006 almond florentinesStill the florentines turn out ok in the end

christmas eve 2006 sherry trifleEnglish Sherry Trifle made using homemade boudoir and custard a la Shuna, topped with Cadbury's Flake.

DURING

christmas eve 2006 feastA feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Thanks to everyone who helped us with the cooking and, most importantly, the eating.


AFTER

christmas eve 2006 feastThe fridge shelf returns to normal

christmas eve 2006 empty bottles

christmas eve 2006 resolveI just opened my Christmas Present from my mum. Maybe I should have opened the parcel yesterday so I could have sent a sachet home with each of my guests. Thanks mum!

Here at Becks & Posh we would like to thank all our readers for sharing 2006 with us via this blog. We wish everyone the best of the season and a wonderful start to 2007. We are driving out of town today for more than a week. We are not sure yet whether we will be posting or not whilst we are away, but either way we hope to get back to the blog in earnest in the second week of January. Until then, I hope you all have a good one!



PS Thanks to all the wonderful friends (you know who you are), who joined Fred and me last night and helped make our Christmas so very special. We are so lucky to know you all.

Christmas Eve 2006

27 Comments:

  • At 25/12/06 13:09, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can't believe my eyes. After your comments to me. Thought you didn't like sherry triffle with custard and cream !!! Glad you had a good time. Enjoy next week xx

     
  • At 25/12/06 13:20, Blogger La maisonnette de Barbichounette said…

    C'est très rigolo les photos avant et après du frigo !!!!!
    Joyeux Noël !!!!!
    Bizzzzzzzzz
    Barbichounette

     
  • At 25/12/06 14:23, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Aw, curse my virus!! I'd have loved to join in the festivities, but I was just too germy.
    BTW, in the US, "Resolve" is a carpet cleaner. I'll bet that's just the kind of party you threw: the kind that needs carpet cleaner.
    Merry Christmas, Sammie!! And le bon Fred!!
    xxxxxxx

     
  • At 25/12/06 15:02, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Would have liked to be sampling that Spread!

     
  • At 25/12/06 16:01, Blogger Alice Q said…

    Damn, I wish I lived in the Bay Area! Not to be presumptuous, but you seem like the kind of people we'd like to party with! :-) I should have taken pictures of our liquor supply before and after our party on the 23rd!Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

     
  • At 25/12/06 16:35, Anonymous Sean said…

    Boy, that "after" shot looks familiar. :-) Merry Christmas, Sam. To a prosperous and joyous new year.

     
  • At 25/12/06 16:50, Blogger Zarah Maria said…

    Merry Christmas Sam (and Fred, not to forget!) - and by the looks of it, you already know how to make it a happy new year too!;-) Enjoy yourself and each other!

     
  • At 25/12/06 18:50, Blogger Elise said…

    Sam and Fred - a Very Merry Christmas to you! Have a wonderful week and see you on the flip side.

     
  • At 25/12/06 19:42, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Looks like a grand party, Sam - happy holidays to you and yours!

     
  • At 26/12/06 01:20, Blogger Fanny said…

    I wish you both a lovely (and belated) christmas.

    - fanny

     
  • At 26/12/06 04:06, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Amazing!

     
  • At 26/12/06 04:09, Anonymous veron said…

    wow and it's not even New Year yet. he.he... great job!

     
  • At 26/12/06 07:43, Blogger s'kat said…

    Merry Christmas! It looks like you and yours did it up right. I'll bet the reycling guys luurrrves your stop!

     
  • At 26/12/06 16:21, Blogger shuna fish lydon said…

    I loved the game. and my alcohol free dessert. and evryone's shoes. and seeing people out of my kitchen! and the delightful food.

    you are a gem. enjoy your time away! see you next year. xoxoxox

     
  • At 26/12/06 16:38, Blogger christianne said…

    impressive! i'm sure new years will be just as much fun!

     
  • At 26/12/06 17:58, Anonymous Jennifer Jeffrey said…

    Gorgeous! Glad you're having a wonderful holiday. Merry Happy Joy to you & Fred...

     
  • At 26/12/06 23:35, Anonymous N from ipos said…

    A good (and yummy) time was had by all. Loved the secret santa game...especially once it got vicious! Have a fun time snowboarding! And a Happy NYE!

     
  • At 27/12/06 00:49, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    merry xmas, sammie & fred!!!!

    gibby

     
  • At 27/12/06 15:56, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I love the before and after photos! Seems like a good time was had indeed...;)

     
  • At 27/12/06 21:08, Anonymous Melissa said…

    Oooh! Looks like it was fun! Happy holidays to you & Fred.

     
  • At 28/12/06 06:33, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Happy Holidays! So if that was the bubbly stock for Christmas Eve, I can't wait to see what New Years Eve will bring!

    Cheers,
    Scott

     
  • At 28/12/06 13:26, Blogger nika said…

    Jeeeeepers you all are party animals! Looks like an awesome time.

    Merry Christmas!

     
  • At 28/12/06 23:01, Blogger Tea said…

    Seeing the pictures makes me feel even worse for missing the festivities! What an idiot, clearly, but I hope you're having a great time.

     
  • At 30/12/06 10:39, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I get it. You're trying to make me drown in my own drool!

    - Chubbypanda

     
  • At 4/1/07 05:25, Blogger Jeanne said…

    What a great pictorial record of new year's eve! And I had to laugh at the parcel of Resolve - we just got back from South Africa armed with a large bottle of Essentiale tablets to see us through any hangovers till we visit again ;-)

    All the best for a fabulous 2007 (I love your resolutions, by the way).

     
  • At 4/1/07 14:06, Blogger Molly said…

    Gorgeous spread, Sam! You're a marvel. Happy New Year to you and Fred.

     
  • At 4/1/07 17:08, Anonymous Barbara said…

    Looks like it was a fun party Sam. Happy New Year to you and Fred. Thanks for the excellent contributon you make to the world food and wine blog community...and all the the extra time you put into Flood Blog S'cool. I've discovered a great replacement for the zip lock bag as a piping bag - a sqeezing mustard bottle.

     

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