As a kid Christmas was a time of anticipation and excitement. Waiting to see what Father Christmas was going to bring was the highlight of the year. Wonderful food was the appetizer, main course and dessert.
On Christmas Eve we would visit relatives from all over town delivering presents to cousins and stopping for a mini party at each house. Here would be mince pies, curry pies and peanuts and crisps served with lots of fizzy drinks. Doting uncles and aunties would pinch cheeks, rub heads, press half-a-crown into our sticky hands or if we were really unlucky, plant a kiss on both cheeks!