This year, for our 11th year anniversary, Greg and I decided to do a daytime outing instead of a date night. We went to eat at Creegan’s Irish pub and grill, which is now on our list of favorites. I was in the mood for shepherd’s pie and Greg had the chicken cottage pie, but next time I’m going to have the bangers and mash. Just to say I did because it sounds funny and makes me giggle. The boxty farthings looked very good, too.After our hearty-stick-to-your-ribs-comfort-food lunch (excellent choice, honey!), we walked around downtown. We spent a couple hours browsing art shops, antique shops, had some good coffee, and eventually did our traditional anniversary-date-Christmas shopping. Lovely, lovely day.
When we got home, it was time for our small town’s annual Christmas on the Square. We take the children to this every year, where we walk around the shops visiting with our townsfolk, listening to Christmas carols, and partaking of cookies and hot chocolate. This year, we missed the parade. But the children who wanted to visit with Santa had the opportunity to do so.
I love December!