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Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Christmas 2019


Blooms from the pohutukawa - New Zealand's Christmas tree

Wow, where did the past year go??
It's Christmas Eve here in New Zealand. The eggnog is prepared in the fridge, as is the trifle, parts of the salads prepared to go with the cold chicken and ham. Family are bringing the potato salad and cheesecake. Plus there are all the trimmings, like cherries and fudge, camembert and crackers, pistachio nuts.

We've got raspberries and strawberries from the garden -  a benefit of Christmas in summer. The weather forecast is for cloudy and around 23 degrees - typical Christmas day here. 


Wooden Christmas tree, handmade by the seller's grandad, bought from a garage sale near Raglan.


How fortunate we are. It is this life that makes me want to help those less fortunate during the year - by redirecting spare food, books and clothing to those in need, saving those things from being wasted at the same time. 

Reusing old T-shirts is a great way to wrap bulky boxes. T-shirt yarn for ties.


I hope you have a wonderful Christmas wherever you are. May 2020 bring enlightenment to the world and prosperity of spirit. Kindness to all.





4 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    I love your driftwood Christmas tree. It’s perfect. I’ve tried to make one ... no success yet!
    We are alone, just the two of us, as I’m not fit for travel. Our children sent gifts to open in the morning and we will enjoy some treats tonight, Christmas Eve, a quiet reflective holiday, thankful for the gift of each other.

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  2. It sounds a most lovely Christmas meal, Anne. I am jealous of the strawberries and raspberries growing in your garden! Nothing here worth picking except a pumpkin. Meg:)

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