Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas 2013

At last, the school year is over! Phew!  Then I was madly busy readying our home and hearts for the BIG family Christmas. I had 19 mouths to feed! Mike and I did the hosting and did most of the food preparation, with help from my sister-in-law and her daughter.

And it was lovely. The food was very nice and the family enjoyed catching up with one another.

So today, Boxing Day, I am able to sigh a big fat sigh of relief knowing it is done, and now I am allowed to really groove into holiday mode, not do very much, read my Christmas book (Thankyou Mike!), take long walks on the beach and swim in the ocean. Ahhh....

So here's a few little photos of Christmas (all taken the day after,as I didn't even think about getting the camera out yesterday!)

Charlie eating his regular breakfast of rice bubbles. Naturally, chocolate will follow on Christmas morning.

Charlie's newest friend: Donald Fox. More bear-like than fox, but made lovingly by his mummy.

Lily's for Christmas. Perfectly open just in time for Christmas. Not hand grown, sourced at the farmer's market.

A Christmas angel on the tree, for my angels: Alfie and Louis, gone but never forgotten. Always in my heart darling boys.

A lovely Christmas poinsettia from my lovely husband.

The Deck, tidied and ready for many visitors.

Home grown miniture roses, the pink is Cecile Brunner, not sure of the yellow. Both beautiful climbers in full bloom for Christmas.

So, that is Christmas, all wrapped up. It was a lovely day. Now it is boxing day and the sun is shining, and the beach beckons...I am going to take a long walk and a dip! I hope your Christmas was lovely too.

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