Monday, December 27, 2010

Boxing Day 2010

I am not sure how it is in other places, but we are pretty lucky here in that in addition to the actual day of Christmas Day we always get a public holiday for Boxing Day as well, and if those days happen to fall on the weekend, then we get substitute public holidays for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and then again for New Year's Day. What does that mean? It means that by taking 2 days of holiday leave, I actually have to work 1 day in 10!

Now before you think that perhaps that means lots of reading time, it doesn't often work out that way for me. Most times when I have vacation time I get less reading time than usual, let alone when I have houseguests etc.

Take yesterday for example. I got up in the morning, cooked lasagne for dinner in my new large lasagne dish, watched a bit of cricket (the Boxing Day test at the MCG is a strong Australian sporting tradition) and then went into the city to see Hairspray, which was awesome! Here's the Australian cast of Hairspray when they appeared on Hey Hey It's Saturday.

I read on the train for a few minutes but not all that long as I was chatting to my brother, and that was it for reading time really.

After we got home, had the dinner which I prepared earlier, watched a few Top Gear episodes (that show always makes me laugh and they had a marathon on yesterday), and then watched Going Postal, based on the book by Terry Pratchett, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I am going to have to see if I can find Hogfather and watch that again too! Last time it was on TV I started to watch it, but kept on falling asleep!

Hairspray + Going Postal = good Boxing Day!


  1. We have that deal in PEI Canada for Boxing Day as well. It's great!

    Hairspray played here in the fall, and it was the first time I've seen it. Loved it! George Wendt from Cheers was Edna, which lent a real star quality to the show.
    Sounds like you had a great day - enjoy the rest of your holidays.

  2. I loooove Hairspray! I missed it when it was in my city, but I hope it comes back soon. The music is just so addictive :)

  3. Sounds like a good deal!
    I have to work most of this week, but get Friday afternoon off because it's my birthday.
    Your Boxing Day sounded fun- I really don't want to know any more cricket scores, looks like the Ashes are returning to England :(

  4. It does indeed look as thought the Ashes are going back to England doesn't it!

    Cass, I hadn't even watched the movie before, but I loved it, so I definitely will be getting it out soon.

    Raidergirl, the extra time off is definitely very welcome! Enjoy your break.

  5. I never get any reading done around the holidays either! Too much other stuff to do.

    I'm glad you enjoyed Hairspray! It's such a fun show, isn't it?

  6. Sounds like an awesome day. We watched the Top Gear marathon as well :)

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out



Related Posts with Thumbnails

  © Blogger template Simple n' Sweet by 2009

Back to TOP