oh what a lovely day

our friends
 host
 a yearly get together
on 
christmas day

 some years 
its
 a buffet serve yourself
 sit in the living room
 talk
 eat 
drink

 other years
 we sit at the dining room table
 eat
 drink
 talk 
adjourn
 to 
the living room
 for
 more talk
gift opening
 while
 the desserts get set out

  always
 no matter 
which
 way
 we do it
 we have a wonderful time

 the food exceptional
 the wine plentiful
 the company delightful

 this year 
after
 raising glasses of champagne
 having noshes
while
 waiting for everyone to arrive
 we sat at the table 
not
 just 
for dinner 
but
through
 dessert 
and
 for long 
after

all of us
 moving around
 to chat
 with
 not
 just the person
 to 
our
 left
 or 
right 
or 
across the table
 the conversation 
never ceased

 it was a really lovely day




9 comments:

  1. What a feast. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  2. What a beautiful day. We too spend the day and evening with friends.

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  3. You've captured three of the most exquisite photos Daryl, and now I want to see the rest of your friend's place. The windows!!!! The brick work!!! The tile floors!!! The peekaboo view of a rustic wine holder!!! Wow. I'm so glad you had this nice evening in this lovely place with some good company. This is how Christmas memories are made. :D I'm off to my mom's 80th tonight in a different, but equally charming place; and old, grand Craftsman house. I'll take photos. :D

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  4. What a feast! Glad you had a wonderful day filled with love and happiness xoxox

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  5. What a perfect way to spend Christmas day! xo.

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  6. Beautiful pictures! That tree is darling! Looks and sounds like you had a lovely day!

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