Things have been suitable crazy around here hence the lack of posts. And with Christmas here yesterday I spent the day enjoying a good home-cooked and home-grown dinner plus a quiet day with my immediate family. 🙂 It was just the 5 of us. 🙂 We had our Christmas roast on Wednesday evening as per the German tradition with which my husband was raised, with roast duck, spuds, pumpkin and broccoli. The broccoli was the only thing not grown here. We put up our Christmas tree, a cedar branch sourced very locally. Our Christmas decorations were the gifts and home-made deco’s from last year plus some new ones from the kids that they received as gifts last year.
Christmas morning began at 6:20am as Santa had struck and Jas couldn’t wait any more. 😉 The kids all got a few small toys and some homemade slippers plus an orange (whereupon we talked about how once upon a time an orange was a small slice of luxury and often only enjoyed once a year). A breakfast of raisin toast, lunch of leftover duck and pineapple pizza, and dinner of mashed spuds with mince. It was truly a simple day with no gluttony and little excess for us. Our neighbour joined us for dinner and spent an hour playing piano which was just wonderful. :D. We are currently getting ready for Day 3 of Christmas as my parents are coming over today to enjoy the day with us and we will be sharing leftovers from our respective feasts for lunch.
Anyway, this is just a very quick note to say I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and had a lovely day with family, friends or however you like to celebrate. And for those who don’t celebrate Christmas, I hope that you too had a lovely day off, perhaps with family and friends or perhaps in your gardens (like we spent the afternoon). 🙂 For those who were working, here’s to double time pay. 😉
I can only hope the $2bn predicted to be spent TODAY (or $16 bn in total – an average of $850 for everyone 14 or older – over the next 3 weeks) in the annual gluttonous rampage of consumerism here in Australia (DJ’s opened at 5am! 😦 ) doesn’t break either economy or environment. 😦 😦 😦