Monday, January 4, 2010

Our Christmas Day was a quiet day with just the one of my sons up from NSW, the GD and me. The GD prepared a delicious dinner of roast duck. The three of us had no trouble at all comsuming the lot. It was however a very busy holiday weekend. My son returned to his home, leaving in the early hours of Boxing Day. Off with the linen, in the WM and back on the bed for the arrival of our house guests. One couple in the guest bedroom and another couple in the studio. It was a stinking hot day so before lunch (table all prepared in the above photo) we spent a little while in the pool. Lunch was a typical Danish Smorgasboard (spelling?). We have catered for up to about 20 friends on some of our traditional Boxing Day lunches but it was only a small gathering this year. Some of our friends who are usually with us were away for the Christmas/New Year Holiday period this year so were unable to be with us. We are also getting just that little bit older and just don't feel we can survive a big gathering any more. It was a most enjoyable day with the usual Danish Schnapps with the pickled herrings and then other cold cuts with everyones favourite tipple. After a long lunch it was time for a nap to recharge, then another dip in the pool followed by sundowners, before we settled down outside for a BBQ. The rain looked like it was going to send us indoors but it held off long enough for us to enjoy our sausage and salads and a few more drinks. The weather looked like it might get serious so we adjourned to the living room for a fun evening of Trivial Persuits. GB from the farm was the winner. The GD cooked us all bacon and eggs and toast for breaky. Then our guests hit the road and all made it home safely.
Since then the GD has been busy in his garden when the weather is not too hot and I have almost finished another painting.
Prayers for rain have been answered and we have had some good falls over the last week. It's been enough to top up the pool and fill our fresh water tanks. We've actually switched over from town water to using the tank water throughout the house as it looks like there is more rain to come.
We had a very quiet New Years Eve, staying awake till midnight to watch the fireworks from Sydney on the TV.
I took down the Christmas tree yesterday and packed it away. It's back to business as usual.
Hope everyone has a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2010.

1 comment:

Donna B said...

Hello...wanted to stop in and wish you Happy New Year...I am hoping to finally get organized in 2010...see you soon...