Sunday, 9 January 2011

Christmas Past!

Ok so I am a bit late posting my Christmas holiday snaps, and you are probably over Christmas anyway, but here's the thing. I promised various family and friends that I would do a post about our Christmas and New Year (and by the way I am loving reading about everyone's Xmas on their blogs) and then I went and l left my pesky camera in Melbourne on Christmas Day. So I have been waiting for Australia Post to return it, and in the meantime I had to use my iPhone to take photos. So now I eventually got my camera back this week but then my flippin iPhone wouldn't upload the other photos to my Mac and I had to call in the IT Guy (Paul). So anyway, without further ado, here is a little snapshot of our Christmas - from Christmas Eve through to New Year's Day., with a bit of a description to follow at the bottom...










































Christmas Eve was all about food shopping, baking and last-minute wrapping while we looked after two little girls and made a gingerbread house. Our best friends came round in the afternoon with their new baby, who was born early but was able to finally come home from hospital on Christmas Eve (yay - best pressie ever!). We swapped pressies. In the evening we read Christmas stories and put out food for Santa and his crew. Christmas Day meant lots and lots of cool pressies and a long, lovely lunch with our very old pals and extended family in Melbourne then talking to my mum back in the UK by phone. Boxing Day was spent at the 'sales', shopping for everything we need to fit out our new house, then we got back to the fun and games for the next few days, with lots of picnics, drinks with friends and wotnot. And lots of mozzie bites, grrr. We also got away on our own for some bush walks and a few drives around the country. Watched Peanuts Christmas movies. Played board games. We did a spot of dog-sitting. Went on a date night. By New Year's Eve we were pretty tired out. My friend and I stayed in gazing at her new baby while the guys and various kids and rellies went off to the Daylesford New Year's Eve parade. When they got back we made a chocolate fountain to welcome the New Year (at 9pm!). Best thing ever. Then off to bed and lots of sleep to prepare for a week of moving house and slowly getting back to work. It has been F-U-N. We still have a little holiday coming up soon, but for now we are all busy, busy. So that's us. Sorry again for the lateness. xxx

7 comments:

pilgrim said...

oh! your christmas looks wonderful (and not just because there was a draw! pilgrim postcard involved hahah)

we made a gingerbread house just like yours - did you bust through 2 icing bags too? ours was a bit of a disaster!

and your helen steiner rice plate is the same as one i got when i was born.

Kat said...

I love the blouse in the shot is the glass of orange juice - where is it from?

Lark said...

Thanks Pilgrim, the plate was a lovely gift from my friend Sarah!

Kat - it is actually a nightdress! Bought last year from Country Road.

Lauren said...

Not sick of Christmas! :) it looks and sounds great! that chocolate fountain looks wonderful...and is that a cake tier with all the little christmas characters on it!? oh my VERY CUTE!!

Shelley said...

love the post and all the pictures. i am usually done when Christmas is over...but your pictures made me want to pour a cup of coffee, get cozy and look through them all again. thank you for sharing.

Emma said...

ummmm. Wow. That looks likle the most incredible family Christmas!!
Beautiful and Inspiring.

Michele said...

oh yum quality streets chocolates my gran used to always have a big tin but havent seen anywhere to buy for YEARS please share where you bought them. They dont seem to be available anywhere in Queensland (Sunshine Coat) that I have seen

Love them! And would love to buy a tin to share with her