Saturday, 26 December 2015
I wasn't going to...
...post again until after New Year
but couldn't resist the pull, haha.
So that's my willpower down the drain
before we even get to the resolutions bit,
so I don't think I'll bother.
Four of my six grandchildren were at youngest
daughter's home for Christmas dinner,
along with parents and grandparents and one great grandparent,
so it was quite a crowd. Later in the day
another cousin arrived from up the street
where he had been celebrating with his grandparents
and all the kids had a good time together.
Youngest grand daughter is modelling the scarf/stole
she received from her aunty and uncle in Japan.
All the girls of all ages received one in different colours,
mine was in neutral colours with a rose pattern. Lovely.
It was a lovely day with just a bit of a breeze.
We had been planning on a barbecue
but the long term weather forecast was a bit iffy
so we decided against it.
We still had hot weather desserts though,
because that's what we do in New Zealand.
I can't begin to imagine what to make
for a cold weather dessert at Christmas.
I ate far too much of everything
and will be taking myself out for a walk
after tea tonight when it cools down a little.
Mackie, youngest daughter's old cat (about 12 or 13) guarding
his Christmas chow from the kittens (about 4 months).
And of course the Boxing Day sales were all on today.
We don't usually indulge because it is such a mad house,
but guess what? We found ourselves at the Warehouse,
quite accidentally of course, but didn't spend too much.
We just bought stuff we needed - like the new cushions
we had been planning on getting for the swing seat.
Half price, a bargain ! Now we just have to get a coat
of paint on that swing and she'll look as good as new.
And of course I really I
needed wanted this blingy top.
I have been looking at it for a couple of months
and as it was also half price I thought it was
too good an opportunity to let pass :)
We had actually only gone up to the local shops
to buy vacuum cleaner bags but ended up in the city
because our shops didn't have the ones I needed.
That's my excuse anyway and I'm sticking to it. :)
And just because I can here is a windmill I grabbed from the
Good as Gold $2 shop because I liked the colours!
Sometimes you just have to let your inner child loose.
joining in with the party at:
Hoping your Christmas
was truly blessed
and that 2016 brings
all you hope for.