Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Boxing Day?...

The first time I heard about this day..the first thing came to my mind is about "boxing"-a type of sports. How amusing it fact it has nothing to do with that sport!
boxing day literally means "Hari Kotak" ie the day to open the box / the Christmas gift :)

So the proper meaning of boxing day that I got from the internet is :

"Boxing Day is a public holiday celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and many other Commonwealth countries on December 26, the day after Christmas Day;
The celebration is traditional, dating back to the middle ages, and consisted of the practice of giving of gifts to employees, the poor, or to people in a lower social class. The Oxford English Dictionary attributes it to the Christmas box; the verb box meaning: "To give a Christmas-box (colloq.); whence boxing-day."

Such a unique name, lovely day!!!

So what do I do on my first ever boxing day in UK :)
I went for shopping spree!!! for the second time I went to East Midland Designer Outlet at Junction 28, and my fav outlet is Next! The clothes are so appealing with a good bargain, can't resist the temptation to buy couple of blouses and a long skirt for myself.
And for my beloved hubby I bought him a blue shirt from Marks & Spencer (M&S)- it feels good buying something from M&S, as I never bought anything from M&S Malaysia :)

so there goes my boxing day, plus a tasty home cooked lunch treat from Ummi's Fawwaz- a chef in making :) Thanks Farizah..simply love your cookings!

ilal liqa'
Mama Zharfan

1 comment:

mizayusof said...

alahai zhrfan masa kecik-kecik memang comel. seriously comel. lain muka dia dengan lil ariff.


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