Mea Culpa, Christmas style

I helped him eat his Christmas lunch,
The turkey turned out well,
The kitchen, redolent by noon,
With its delicious smell.

The Yorkshire pud all fluffy
And the roasties golden brown…
When asked if I was going to share
I couldn’t turn him down…

The Christmas pud was boozy
Full of cherries, steeped in brandy
… He thought a pint of custard
Might just well come in handy…

I’d baked a batch of fresh mince pies
Before the sun was rising
And with the sausage rolls I’d made,
The rest was not surprising…

I ate the after-dinner mints
As peppermint was needed
To combat overeating
And the calories exceeded.

Though Christmas comes but once a year
For tastebuds it’s a riot,
But come new year, I guess
That I’ll be going on a diet πŸ˜‰

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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62 Responses to Mea Culpa, Christmas style

  1. Sadje says:

    It’s one time a year. Enjoy.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Ritu says:

    Oh, diet… Indeed… Needed here too!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jenanita01 says:

    My advice, don’t step foot on the scales just yet…


  4. Made me smile πŸ™‚


  5. Colline says:

    Christmas is always a time that we overeat and let go of self imposed restrictions.


  6. quiall says:

    I am salivating and thinking of leftovers . . .


  7. Mary Smith says:

    How come it goes on so much faster than it comes off?


  8. Darlene says:

    Out dinner guests couldn’t make it at the last minute so there was so much food for just the two of us (and a dog). My jeans feel a bit tight today. Oh well, pass the trifle.


  9. noelleg44 says:

    There should be NO guilt for the Christmas feast! And the leftovers can feed you for a week!
    I made a figgy pudding this year- way too sweet – will try a Christmas pud next year. Don’t worry about the lbs. You will walk it off – Ani will make sure of that!


  10. Widdershins says:

    Heh, feeling kinda overstuffed here too … and we’ve got one more family ‘do’ to attend this afternoon … wish us luck! πŸ˜€


  11. colonialist says:

    How to make Christmas more colourful? Dye it!


  12. Diet is a four letter word…… F O O D
    Know where you’re coming from Sue. Mine starts tomorrow.


  13. Eliza Waters says:

    I still have three parties to go to… diet, what diet?? πŸ˜‰


  14. First, love the cartoon. It well describes my birds. Second, everyone seems to be able to find or make mince pie except me. No one sells them, at least not here in the Blackstone Valley. The price of buying mince online is very expensive. I used to make fruitcake, but the amount of dried fruit I needed got to be a bit pricey. More than a bit. But Garry LOVES mince pie and fruitcake — and we can’t get either one!


  15. macjam47 says:

    We will have lots of company after the New Year.


  16. willowdot21 says:

    Lol Sue so true and lovely πŸ’œ


  17. Oh my, Sue, this is just so funny. I never overeat, I am afraid, not even at Christmas time. I am such a disciplined soldier.


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  19. Daniel Kemp says:

    Reblogged this on Daniel Kemp and commented:
    A witty Christmas meal

    Liked by 1 person

  20. LOL! That’s me… on a diet the first of the year! Actually, I started early. Too much good food. A happy and healthy New Year to you, Sue. ❀


  21. Sounds like a worthy Christmas Dinner to write and ode to….and hang the diet in the New Year…love


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