Thursday, 05 August 2021

All I want for Christmas is...

JAN CLEARY was shocked when told she had won last week’s £75 Waitrose hamper competition — but insists all she

JAN CLEARY was shocked when told she had won last week’s £75 Waitrose hamper competition — but insists all she wants for Christmas is to have the whole family together.

Her son Nick has been teaching English in New Zealand for the last two years and he will be returning to the family home in Ancastle Green, Henley. Mrs Cleary’s daughter Tasha had also previously spent three years abroad but is now a barmaid at the Argyll pub in Market Place and is studying for a postgraduate diploma in psychology.

She said: “I am looking forward to having my son home and having a traditional family Christmas after my children have both been away.”

Her husband Tom said there would be “plenty of food” for the four of them on Christmas day, as well as their cat Izzie, 16.

Mrs Cleary correctly answered that brandy butter was the sauce traditionally served with Christmas pudding.

She said: “It’s the first time I have ever entered a competition and we buy the Henley Standard every week — even when we go away we get one kept behind for us.”

Mrs Cleary added: “I never expected to win and I can’t wait to see what is in there.”

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