Friday, December 23, 2011

the holiday mode


School holidays have been in full force for a week now. I would be fibbing if I said it had been an easy, calm, relaxing week. But in between those moments, there has been a little present making, a little drawing and creating. I often find that first week can be one of adjustment. From the midst of decluttering (what crazy person declutters before christmas?) our holiday mode is beginning to emerge. The dreaded grocery shop is done and the cook within is reawakening (thank goodness). We have a full pantry and two fridges full. Of ham, pork, prawns and all those christmasy things.

Wishing you all a wonderful christmas full of family, food and friends. Taking a few days out with family to prepare for and celebrate the day. See you all next week!

16 comments:

Becky said...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Jacqueline said...

Enjoy the day :D

Jacq

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

I only discovered your blog a few weeks ago. I am so glad as it has been so enjoyable to read. So, thank you.

I look forward to reading more about your adventures, and goings-on after Christmas.

Sarah

PS I just looove your house.

jenlouw said...

Have a great break! Thanks for letting us share in your days. All the best for 2012 (hopefully with no more close up snake encounters!!!)

Christina said...

Merry Christmas! I hope there are more moments of easy, calm and relaxation in the coming few days. Enjoy! :)

one claire day said...

Happy Christmas to you and your lovely family, Tania! x

Shelley said...

Merry Christmas Tania Xx

sl.tudor said...

Happy christmas to you
sara

Jane said...

Hi Tania
best wishes to you and that precious family of yours. have a happy Christmas. Jane x

Kim H said...

Looks like you're in a lovely Christmas preparations mode. Have a lovely time and Merry Christms to you and your family xx

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Love the snippets of your 'holiday mode'! Have a blessed and merry Christmas, Tania, to you and all your loved ones!
Hugs
Jenny

@GNN said...

What a lovely house profile pic you have! Thanks for being part of EARLY PLAY AUSTRALIA

Catherine said...

Merry Christmas Tania to your and lovely family. It has been great getting to know you and visiting your space this year which is always so inspiring. Take care. xx

Jenny M said...

Wishing you & your family a beautiful and relaxing Christmas.

Flower said...

What is the raisan-y dish at the top with the almonds? It looks nice and I'd like to try it. Thanks.

Tania said...

Hi Flower, the cake is Delia Smiths christmas cake which can be found here :
http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/cuisine/european/english/the-classic-christmas-cake.html

We still have some left and I do think it just gets better with age!