Remains of the day

A big box of chocolates sits on my desk,

We had eaten enough that they’d last…

So on Boxing Day, in a decadent move,

I could use them for breaking my fast.

There’ll be turkey sandwiches, cake and mince pies

And the leftover trifle for tea,

The last sausage roll and a sliver of cheese

Will be plenty for small dog and me.

The small dog and I overate just a bit,

What with Yorkshires and roasties and stuff,

But there are leftovers to finish today

And there will be more than enough.

It was cooked to perfection, that seasonal feast,

Bringing memories back with each taste…

But memories linger, and with every bite,

They are lingering now on my waist.

That big box of chocolates will soon be no more

And the trifle no more than a ghost…

So after today, as our waistlines dictate,

We’ll dining on nothing but toast.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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31 Responses to Remains of the day

  1. Chocolates.. probably the one thing that did NOT make an appearance in our home yesterday. That being said, I did enjoy a hunk of cheesecake for breakfast.. Yup, fennel soup for dinner…

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  2. Happy Boxing Day, Sue! Sorry, these days i am a little bit in sleep. 😉 Michael


  3. aheartforafrica641064503 says:

    Gotta to have chocolates at Christmas. I’m a big fan of Ferrero Rocher and Lindor. And can’t forget the Christmas cake. Yes, during the holidays it’s hard not to feast. Fun post, Sue 🙂

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  4. Know where you’re coming from Sue.


  5. jenanita01 says:

    Guess what I got for Christmas? Along with all the goodies which I didnt want to eat, I woke up on Christmas morning with a stinking cold!


  6. I’m right there with you, Sue. I think a lot of us over did it! Love the rhyme. 🙂


  7. willowdot21 says:

    This is totally Brilliant Sue 💜


  8. willowdot21 says:

    Reblogged this on willowdot21 and commented:
    This was the sentiment echoed in most houses yesterday, today and tomorrow.💜

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Hélène Vaillant says:

    I am ready to have toast too Sue, 🙂🥕🍇🍏


  10. Widdershins says:

    Heh, heh, heh 😀 … I’m feeling a bit toast-ish myself 😀


  11. Darlene says:

    Enjoy those chocolates.


  12. This provides great insight into boxing day which could be renamed “leftovers” day.


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Leftovers were often included in the ‘Christmas boxes’ given to servants when they finally got a day off to share with their families… which is part of the reason the day got its name 🙂


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