Saturday, 27 December 2014

Santa Is My Home Boy

Hey ho! I hope you all spent Christmas with loved ones and made some cherishable memories.  This year my family celebrated at my sister's place.  She put up a lovely tree and made lots of delicious food for us.

My sister's Christmas tree set the mood perfectly

My outfit for the day

We began by opening presents (of course).  I am never disappointed with the gifts I receive and this year was no exception.

Love all my pressies!

Since Christmas has become so commercialised in modern times, we decided that we wouldn't buy each other things before Christmas, as everything is so over-priced and it seems senseless to pay more for things that could be bought at sale price afterwards.  We still got each other small gifts though, purely for the novelty of opening presents (^_^)  I also received a couple of cool goodies from a friend of mine who lives in Finland.

A little mouse for Selene (my cat) and beautiful music for me

After pressies, we had a range of nibblies to whet our appetites.  My favourites were the prawns and cheese/crackers, but I enjoyed everything really.  

Brandy snaps, prawns with cocktail sauce, fresh fruit and cheese/crackers

Once we'd digested our entree, lunch was served!  Both my mum and sis cooked the meal and it must've been cooked with love as everything was truly delicious!

Our little Christmas table

My plate - rice, curry, turkey, roast potatoes and salads

Lunch was followed by the pulling of bon bons and the recitation of included bad jokes.  Although, the one I got wasn't too bad -- why did the man get fired from the orange juice factory? Because he couldn't concentrate. Ha. Ha. We also had a game of Charades which was absolutely hysterical, especially when my dad tried acting out "The English Patient". Too funny!

Next, came the time of day where everyone has over-eaten and can do nothing but sit (or flop) down somewhere and wish they hadn't over-eaten.  This didn't last long, however, because afternoon tea shortly followed.  This year, I made pavlova with lime jelly and custard.  Unfortunately I didn't take any pics of it, sorry, but everyone seemed to enjoy it.  

So, that was my Christmas.  Now we all have exactly one week to ready our stomachs for the next big feast on New Years Day.  Can't wait!

Thanks for reading and enjoy the rest of your Chrissy season :-D

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