Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

 Twenty plus family for Christmas Dinner today, which meant lots and lots of turkey, ham, potatoes, kumara, peas, beans, carrot and salad, Christmas pud with lemon sauce, trifle, pavlova, jelly and...icecream.
All that.
But with plenty of kids to boss around, we got everything ready, everyone fed happily, dishes done, and entertainment provided.
I adore my nieces, they are three very clever young ladies and awesome fun. And all have inherited their parents' double dose of musicality. Genevieve and Millie from Melbourne have been members of the Australian Girls Choir and gone on international tours. Zoe has been singing along in perfect pitch since she was a tiny dot. When they get together, music is inevitable.
Here they are performing Winter White Hymnal with a complex and clever percussion counterpoint done on paper cups.  My sister Jo, Zoe's Mum, is a great encourager of this musicality - and here she is singing with them. Achingly beautiful, it nearly brought tears to my eyes.
After that, the grown ups got a chance to make eejits of theyselves. Jo and I did our little party piece about our obsession fondness for quilting fabric!
 Me and my little sister - whose costume is a clue as to the song being sent up, or at least the band ;-)
We had fun. We enjoyed good food, good company, and that's what Christmas is all about.
Happy Birthday Jesus xo


  1. It looks like a fun Christmas there. Have a wonderful holiday season.

    1. Thanks Beajay! We don't get any time off really, but with all the suppliers closed down, it means I have no admin to do, which is a holiday in its own right. I am designing knitting bags instead! :)

  2. Dear Mrs. C.,
    A very Merry Christmas..let's see, it's the third day of Christmas you. And so good rest, too!

  3. hee hee. love the pictures. hope you had a good time! and a happy new year to you lovely blogger friend!