A Lymm family got into the Christmas spirit in May celebrating with family, turkey and all the trimmings now that the lockdown restrictions are being lifted.
Lymm Mum Jen Murphy said, “When infection numbers started to rise in December, we realised it wasn’t safe for us to travel to see each other over the festive period so we made other arrangements for the meal. We couldn’t possibly eat all of the food we had planned as a family of four so we wrapped up the Christmas cake, put the fruit liqueurs back in the cupboard and froze the turkey until we could all be together again.
“We had hoped to keep the Christmas tree going strong in a bucket in the garden, but I am afraid it is looking a bit worse for wear. Originally we planned to get together at Easter – and the tree survived that long – but when the restrictions were extended, Chr-Easter was cancelled. Lymm celebrates the May Queen festival in June, so why not Christmas in May. We’re calling it Whit-mas.”
The celebration has been such a success, they’re thinking of keeping it as a family tradition. With the shops open in case of emergencies, and no need to book a table in a beer garden for a post-meal drink during the Christmas afternoon stroll, it might catch on!