06 January 2012

Clive and Murray celebrate Little Christmas - Nollaig na mBan .....

Today is Little Christmas here in Ireland or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) - it's traditionally the last day of Christmas here - the day when all the women should have to do no work and Christmas traditionally finishes ...

Well the tree came down earlier ....

The house was cleaned .....

The ironing was done ....

Then the postman knocked on the door ....

Presents all the way from Arizona from Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie!!

Murray, Clive and Sorcha were thrilled .....

It was a wonderful end to Christmas .....

Murray absolutely loved his new yellow t-shirt from Arizona ....

He immediately went to find Arizona on his big map in his playroom ....

He's on a mission to visit Las Vegas (because of The Hangover - the tiger in the bathroom - better not to ask too many questions on this one!!) so he was thrilled to discover that Arizona was just next door to Las Vegas!

We have however explained that Las Vegas is no place for children - he'll just have to wait until he is 18 years old - then Mom and Dad might bring him over there to celebrate his 18th birthday!! (You have to realise this is something he will not forget!!!)

In the meantime though his new yellow t-shirt from Arizona made his day and Sorcha loved her t-shirts too!

Mom's day was made tonight when she explained that after actually having to work on Nollaig na mBan - she was now not going to cook dinner as well ....

So, the pizza delivery man was rung and he didn't disappoint ....
In fact, Murray's Mom didn't really do all that much work today ...

Remember from last year, someone else in the house has been taught how to iron ....

Happy Little Christmas - Nollaig na mBan to all our 'female' friends out there - we hope you had a good one!

- Clive & Co


  1. What great photos. Love the yellow shirt, that is really cool. And that pizza looks YUMMY!

  2. those are some great gifts from across the oceans. Clive don't work so hard
    Benny & Lily

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  4. Great to see Clive offering assistance on the ironing front, what a multi- talented hound!

  5. How wonderful to get that last Christmas pressie!
    Mom says that you can come and iron for her anytime, Clive. This is one job she doesn't like!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  6. Good to see you helping out around the house Clive :p

    Yellow is such a great colour, perfect colour for a T-Shirt :)

    *Drooling* We would of loved some of that delicious looking pizza!

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  7. How lovely and what a wonderful day! We have some ironing that needs to be done around here, Clive :).

  8. Isn't it a lovely way to end the Christmas holiday? Very civilized!

  9. It looks like a lovely "Little Christmas" and the pizza sure looks yummy!

  10. We never heard of Nollaig na mBan before this! If we knew Mommy and I (BRD) would have taken a rest on January 6th too. Murray looks swell in his new t-shirt. Very handsome. Tell Sorcha that we got her the large size not because we think she is big...but,because we thought she might want to wear them as night shirts!
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRocketDog and Hootie