Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Xmas 2016: Memories with Anastasia from Cyprus

Day 20: Anastasia from Cyprus is sharing her favourite Christmas memories with us!

Christmas Memories. - Christmas has always been my favourite time of year after the summer. As a little girl, I would help mum decorate the Christmas tree and make the traditional Christmas sweets. On Christmas day all the family would gather together at mum's whose cooking can still equal that of a great chef. I can still picture me sitting on grandma's lap , asking for yet another Christmas story....Mum would then serve champagne and canapés in the shape of Christmas stars or Christmas bells which prepared the palate for the festive lunch. After lunch, the Christmas cake was served in the living-room with coffee and liqueurs while we'd open up our presents which had been placed under the Christmas tree a couple of weeks before Christmas - all bearing the label "Don't open before Christmas". I remember how anxious I was to open them before Christmas but mum said that if I did, Santa would never again bring me any presents at all. Terrified at the tought of Santa's wrath, I would sit on the floor by the Christmas tree contemplating the nicely wrapped boxes..trying to guess or imagine what was in them. Nothing much has changed through time as I still anticipate Christmas with the wonderment of a little girl.


Anastasia Marou said...

It was a pleasure to be a guest author on your blog. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

Theodora Pap said...

The pleasure was all mine my dear!