Christmas Day was lovely and we had my Mother in Law and her partner come round for the main Christmas Dinner and then my Aunt and Uncle joined us in the evening for a light tea. My parents phoned in the evening and we all got to have a lovely Christmas chat. Our older son also phoned during the day and we got to chat with him as well, which was really special as it is the first Christmas without him here with us.
Christmas decorations and table on Christmas Day
For dinner we had:
Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, 'pigs in blankets' (little sausages with bacon wrapped round them), stuffing, roast potatoes, sweet potatoes and parsnips and yorkshire puddings, plus cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots.
I made a fresh fruit salad for desert and we also had an orange and cranberry Christmas pudding.
My Mother in Law and her partner.
We decided not to exchange presents this year, figuring we all had enough and didn't need anything.
However, my husband decided to surprise me with something.
The best gift he could have thought of! I am not a fan of fizzy drinks, but I have always loved Lemon and Paeroa and although perhaps not as good as it was in the early seventies...it is still very nice and I really miss it as it is not available here in England.
Included in the package were two L&P Slabs....I had seen these when last in New Zealand, but didn't buy them as I thought they were like Peanut Slabs which I don't like and not being a chocolate lover generally didn't give them much thought....BUT I loved these! They really do taste like L&P!
Boxing Day was spent relaxing, doing a spot of knitting and reading.
Today I messed around with the various built in filters on my camera...
Percy is looking extraordinarily hairy at the moment!
Sylvester and Rocky are now friends.
Sylvester has settled in well.
We have a boarder staying with us for a few days.
Nutmeg was one of the American Crested cavies I bred and she has been coming to stay for the holidays for the last six and a half years. She is a real sweet heart and it is lovely to see her again.