Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 355 – Boxing Day

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“Wisdom of the Ages: “Boxing Day” In the UK, the day after Christmas is named after the first activity that takes place between husband and wife after the Christmas receipts are added up.” 

Matthew D. Heines

Thanks, Spidey, for another gigglesome quote!

It’s Boxing Day, and a Sunday, so we are all just going to be chilling at home. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were able to celebrate with your loved ones.

The children will, no doubt, wake just as it’s time for me to go back to bed. (Slight exaggeration, but you know these teens!)

Hubby Dearest and I will attempt a little lie-in, though I know Sonu Singh will be waiting for his food, so I will be awake earlier, then will try and chill out a bit. (I’ll be having fun with my new gift, a Kindle Oasis!)

We shall endeavour to not end up in fisticuffs, and have a boxing match on Boxing day as the quote above, suggests!

Little titbit if you didn’t know the origins of Boxing Day here in the UK…

Boxing Day got its name when Queen Victoria was on the throne in the 1800s and has nothing to do with the sport of boxing.

The name comes from a time when the rich used to box up gifts to give to the poor.

Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants – a day when they received a special Christmas box from their masters.

The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give Christmas boxes to their families.

Goodness knows what we will eat, but there is another whole Christmas dinner in the freezer, that will need using up since we did manage a family get together with the in-laws, so all the leftovers are there, hence no turkey sandwiches here!

All that remains to be seen is whether I get a chance to go and see Pops and Mum. Cases are rising, but no extra restrictions have been put into place, as yet. Cases of Omicron are rising, however, there is talk that it isn’t as severe as Delta and other variants, and if you have had your vaccinations and boosters, and are sensible, you are less likely to be affected too badly, even if you did contract it…

I wait, with bated breath…

So, what do you do on Boxing Day?

namaste

Wishing you a wonderfully peaceful Sunday, Peeps!

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rae Longest
    Dec 29, 2021 @ 02:26:18

    The past two Christmases have definitely been “different.”

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  2. thereluctantpoet
    Dec 27, 2021 @ 13:00:48

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  3. Rehoboth Organic Farms
    Dec 27, 2021 @ 05:22:35

    Super post

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  4. Jennie
    Dec 27, 2021 @ 00:12:19

    It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas and Boxing Day. Thank goodness you we able to celebrate with family. I hope you get to visit your parents this week, Ritu.

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  5. John W. Howell
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 18:16:16

    I have wondered a long time if the greeting for boxing day is, “Happy Boxing Day?”

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  6. syl65
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 17:31:36

    I hope you have had a nice chill in day, Sister 🙏🏽💜

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  7. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 16:50:36

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  8. OIKOS™- Art, Books & more
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 16:49:02

    I hope you all had a nice Christmas celebration, Sis! Happy Boxing Day! What box was delivered to Sonu? Lol You are in duty to him, your CTG (Christmas Tree Guard). 😉 xx Michael

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  9. 🇪🇺 Bee H.
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 16:01:35

    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and yours 🤗

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  10. Keith
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 13:01:33

    Ritu, many thanks for your entertaining and interesting blog. Be safe over the holidays. Keith

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  11. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 11:47:30

    How wonderful that you had a happy Christmas, Sis! ❤

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  12. April Munday
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 10:02:59

    I only noticed when I was putting it together that the recipe for mushroom paté en croute that I made for lunch was for eight, so I’ll be eating it for several days. I hope it’s as good cold as it was hot.

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  13. KL Caley
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 09:13:00

    Haha great quote. We had intended a family day at the allotment but the weather’s got other ideas. I’m thinking snuggled under a blanket with a book sounds amazing but I’m not sure tiny boss would allow it 😅. Have a great day. KL ❤

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    • Ritu
      Dec 26, 2021 @ 09:50:50

      That’s the one great thing with teens… they are more or less self sufficient.
      As long as I chuck a bit of sustenance at them, regularly, air rooms, shout at them to remove dirty dushes and clothes, and ensure the fridge and snack cupboard is stocked, they won’t bother me! Lol@
      You enjoy time with tiny boss while you can.
      It takes a bit of getting used to, when suddenly mummy isn’t the coolest person, ever!
      Have a lovely day 💜

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  14. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 08:56:21

    A fun boxing day post, Ritu. I’m delighted to know you spent Christmas with family after all. I hope you get to see my folks too. Have a great new week.

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  15. lssattitudeofgratitude
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 08:17:43

    No Boxing Day here. A quiet weekend trying to stay warm with the numerous days of chilly rain. A beautiful site in our severe drought. My goal is to stay warm. Happy holidays.

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  16. willowdot21
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 07:20:41

    Sounds like you had a lovely day 🌹🌹 we did too. We have youngest and family here and enough food to sink a ship. Have a lovely day 😘

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  17. cindy knoke
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 05:03:03

    Merry Christmas!

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