I love Christmas. I’ve been training hard all year for this. Baking, eating yummy foods whenever possible, buying myself presents and lazing around at any given opportunity. So I was ready.
We kicked off the holidays with a visit to Bethlehem, at the Indooroopilly Uniting Church. It’s really very special. Everyone takes it seriously- the soldiers, the census counters, the innkeepers, the wisemen.
I don’t mean to namedrop, but I knew ‘Mary’ and ‘Joseph’! They were regulars at the playgroup we used to attend. Got them to break character as I met their gorgeous baby girl who was playing ‘Jesus’. So adorable.
Can’t imagine being an unmarried pregnant women was easy for Mary in that era when unwed mothers were ostracised. Just imagine her defence- “no it’s okay guys, God’s the father. Ask the angels!!!”
Christmas Eve at Grandads is always a big deal.
The first order of business is always opening presents. The boys were so excited. But my eldest wasn’t satisfied till he’d opened the Buzz Lightyear that he’d spotted in the cupboard a few weeks earlier!
Then the main event- the dinner. All the regulars came to the table- Wedgewood, Royal Doulton and Villeroy and Bosch….
…as well as some newcomers- Valentino, Lanvin and Christian Louboutin….
And of course these guys:
My iPhone ran out of batteries at this point.
Christmas day was spent at my sister in law’s, A. A makes Martha Stewart look average. She’s gifted in all things catering, decorating and Aunty related. She claimed this was her first ham, but you’d never have known. I can also recommend her baked cauliflower which was based on the the latest Women’s Weekly recipe.
I wore a Chloe frock with a mimco ring and a gold Christmas hat.
I’m going to leave the Boxing day get together for another post, but here’s a sneak peak.
And I braved the Boxing Day sales. It was busy. Lucky I’m competitive. And I had a double pram- the other shoppers didn’t stand a chance!
Merry Christmas everybody. I hope you enjoyed lots of ham, turkey, pudding and seafood with loved ones. How was it?