Sunday, December 28, 2008

Over for another year

I can't believe it's over for another year. The girls rallied for Christmas of course, but are still under the weather. Why is it that summertime colds are particularly nasty?

Higlights included our now traditional Christmas Eve meal starting with prawn toasts. We had these first in Bergen around 2000 at a gorgeous fish restaurant and since then we've replicated them almost every Christmas Eve. The gorgeous ones unwrapping their gifts here and at nan and pa's - Ella's highlight being a Pa made table especially for her Sylvanian families. A Boxing morning walk with one of the girls new girls. Boxing day drinks in the sun at the local pub. The family altogether.

Geoff has another week off work, which is an unusual treat for us at this time of year. We will be working in the garden, going out for icecream, lots of family dinners, a bike ride with our new ride-along, dinner with friends on NYE, Leila's 2nd birthday in 5 days. I'm looking forward to not having to be anywhere at any particular time - not something that happens often.
I hope you've all had a lovely few days and can look forward to more. Thank you for sharing, thank you for reading and bringing a little extra fun into my days.


Christelle said...

For every birthday and every Christmas since 1995, I receive a lovely card with delicate words. Thank you Victoria, I'm so lucky to have met you in this youth hostel!
ps: the family picture is really nice.

Emily said...

Thank you for your lovely blog, 13Mimosa! Very best wishes for 2009.

Sandy said...

Best wishes to you and your family for another wonderful new year. Thanks for sharing your stories.

KikiMiss said...

I'm a little late (story of my life right now --- we're suffering with those nasty summer colds/virus), however I would like to wish you a wonderful 2009. This is a superb family shot of you all sitting together and smiling. Just how it should be.

My smallest got some ITNG books for Christmas! I'm still not convinced she actually likes the show though.

Donna said...

What a lovely family photo. you all looked very happy and relaxed. I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas...looks like you have been up to lots of fun