This year I had lots of helpers - my daughter had the task of wrapping presents to put under the tree and she helped make desserts. The men helped with setting the tables outdoor, putting up some lights on the patio and they too helped in the kitchen. Plus our friends always contribute with food and drinks which is wonderful as I don't have to stand for hours in the kitchen making everything.
On both occasions we sat around the table for hours enjoying each other's company and eating far too much...I talk for myself, but I'm sure everyone feels we eat too much on these occasions!
|Our Christmas tree with the presents|
|Our serving table with salad, lamb stew, cod fish in cream sauce, ham and potato salad|
|Table with Desserts - the cold desserts were added later on, but I forgot to take a photo|
My baby grandson, at just 4 weeks attened his first Christmas suitable dressed for the occasion.
On Boxing day, 26th December, we went to Mandurah (a suburb about 70km south of Perth) for lunch with friends.
Some of the crowd braved a jump into the canal bordering their newly built home, others swam in the pool.
|The brave souls who jumped in the cold canal waters|
Before leaving we drove around Mandurah to show the family this picturesque suburb - a lot of houses and apartments are built around man-made canals - The Venice of Perth.
We stopped for coffee in the town centre but the weather had suddenly turned windy and gray and we returned home.
24th to 26th Dec