Saturday, December 29, 2012

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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.

16 comments:

Sarah Jane said...

Sounds like you had a great Christmas! Enjoy the rest of the holidays, xox

Steph @ this brown wren said...

A perfect Christmas! Lovely gifts, beautiful food and time together. Sounds (and looks!) so very lovely. Your pile of books sure looks inviting. Wishing you relaxing days :) x

Enchanted Moments said...

Christmas here has been simple and beautiful...I see we had matching jugs on our table, as you did on yours....I managed to pick up 4 of those jugs this year, two for me and two to put in my store...they bring back so many memories of Sunday School Christmas parties, filled with Fanta and ice....and thats just what I filled mine with this year too.. :)

Max said...

that all sounds like my kind of christmas-enjoy the rest of it x
ps your table looks beautiful

Bungalowgirl said...

Looks like a wonderful feast at your place. I received Granny Chic too, isn't it wonderful? As my oven is toast, no baking for me, very casual cold meat and salads and water fights as it was a stinker. mel x

Sara said...

Looks like a wonderful time! And oh those reading selections look so good!

Ruby Hoppen said...

So glad I found your blog, it's just beautiful! I like the sound of your Christmas, we are still figuring out quantities for presents, although this year our son didn't get any from us (he has a lot of doting grandparents, aunts and uncles) simple I think is always best, although Christmas can often be excessive. I love the shot of the cakes!

dolly mixtures said...

Looks wonderful. I don't blame you getting outside so much with that beautiful sky. Enjoy the rest of the break xo

Bianca (ivylovesjack) said...

Your Christmas table is beautiful. I love the tablecloth and those cute little jug cover things, I have never found one of those here but have always adored my husband's grandma's one in NZ.

humble habit said...

Happy Christmas Tania It looks like it was a lovely day. Enjoy the holidays and having family home and the ease of each day.

Kim H said...

Merry Christmas, Tania. Looks like you had a lovely day. A new pergola! How exciting. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. What a blessing to have a hubby like Daniel:)
Enjoy the rest and relax xx

yardage girl said...

Hello! Merry Christmas and Happy new year ~ love your pics (and those books look fab)! Nic x

trishie said...

Your Christmas sounds and looks lovely. We're pretty much the same, just relaxing and doing bits and bobs around the house.

Happy New Year! x

good_to_be_home said...

Lovely! Merry Christmas!

oscarlucinda said...

There is something so touching and genuine about your photos Tania - I love your posts. Hope you are continuing to enjoy the holidays - relaxing days and endless plates of watermelon x

PatrĂ­cia Amaral said...

Merry Christmas and Happy new year ~ love your pics !
Kisses from Portugal


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