Christmas was wonderful.
Firstly and clearly most importantly, the food was delish. Special shoutouts to the Brother in Law’s Barbeque lamb and chicken. The chicken was stuffed with cheese and spinach and it was so moist…awesome.Dinner’s highlight was, as it is every year, the crayfish. It’s just such tasty meat. I also enjoyed the orange flavoured carrot salad and the ham from Brother in Law’s mother’s farm, so smokey, so tender and juicy….man, I love food.
I love to see the gifts I’ve chosen be appreciated. Highlight has to be Swearing neice seeing the quilt I made her. I was feeling a bit anxious since she’d already been given the coolest toy oven in the world, (the elements light up, it makes a fan bake noise and the timer goes ‘ding’), and a pink fluffy radio that was good for dancing to. The quilt seemed a bit boring in comparison but the first thing she said on opening it was “THOMAS!!!” (For the Thomas the Tank Engine patch is a success) and then she decided she must immediately play beds.
She made up a bed in the corner of the room and hopped in under the quilt. She stayed there for a solid half hour and the reports today are that she slept under it all last night and dragged it up the stairs with her this morning.
I suspect people prefer really practical presents more than you think they will. Especially if the practical thing is also really pretty.
I got some wonderful presents as well, not the least is my adorable Creative Zen V plus MP3 player. It’s tiny and pink and I love it. I also got lots of books and a framed art print, a hair clip from Rarotonga with a big frangipani and a gorgeous mutlicoloured beaded charm bracelet.
It was a wonderful day of togetherness, seeing all the close family on both sides and sharing jokes and stories. It was also a Wii Christmas. I played doubles tennis, cow racing, bowling and fishing and Lee recieved his own Wii that he is fiddling with now. I am keen to try out the baseball and make my own Mii character.
Today we hit the Boxing Day sales on Lambton Quay and I got somene bras,(%30 off at Farmers) two new summer tops (for when summer comes. *ahem*) and some DVDs, including a delicious Sin City boxed set that comes with a graphic novel and a ton of extras. They have all DVDs for %20 off at Whitcoulls, including boxed sets so if I still have money when I get back from holiday (and that deal is still on) I may buy the complete Buffy.
Love and goodwill to everyone!
CO: cleaning before the holiday
PS. Hi Mum! *waves*