Why hello there! It has been a full and busy week here, as I'm sure it has been at your house too. Christmas has come and gone for another year. Roast pork and ham, trifle (Mum's) and a deliciously alcohol sodden Italian christmas cake (recipe here) ensured very full tummies on the day and for pretty much the rest of the week. But what is christmas without a little excess?
Presents wrapped in brown paper and bits and pieces cut up, were opened. We like to keep the presents fairly simple. Good quality art supplies, a handmade doll, books, sometimes lego, and sometimes secondhand. I was spoilt with a little reading pile of my own.
We took it easy for a few days. Then onto a few holiday projects. I sewed a dress in a day (I have yet to take photos) and I'm currently finishing off an old knitting project. Daniel built a pergola out the front. There is no stopping this man once he has an idea!
But that is the good thing about the holidays. Relaxing and working ebbs and flows depending on how you feel on the day. More time has been spent outside than in, and we haven't really gone anywhere. Just appreciating the togetherness and uninterrupted family time that this season brings (with it's usual ups and downs!).
I have missed this space, but due to having everyone home, visitors and visits to be made, blogging may continue to be a little sporadic over the next little while.
I do hope your christmas was an enjoyable one.