Christmas 2014: Part 2

I had a delightfully lazy Christmas morning opening gifts, eating smoked salmon and speaking with family and friends while Love Actually played in the background.

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At noon I packed my car with decorations, gifts, a cheesecake and an Esky (cooler for those who aren’t Australian) and headed off to Anthea and Scot’s place. I was in charge of table settings:

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Scot whipped us up a couple of rounds of Singapore Slings:

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And after a little while lunch was ready:

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That meat.

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We piled our plates high with two kinds of ham, turkey, a ‘turporducken’ (a chicken inside a duck, inside a size 50 semi boneless turkey with ground pork as stuffing AND pork belly in there somehow), potato bake, cauliflower cheese, tomatoes, beans, more potatoes and a pesto pasta salad.

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My plate

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Lauren’s plate

I ate myself into something beyond a food coma. As we sat there digesting, one little artist went to work making us all our own Christmas signs.

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So adorable.

I don’t know about you, but when I’m super full I like to engage in activities that involve jumping onto my bloated stomach and sliding along the ground. So it was time to bust out the slip and slide!

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Jack and Luke

Which was soon invaded by the adults.

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I opted to stay dry, at least on the outside, and dug around in the Esky for my bottle of festive looking Chandon.

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I love stripes!

They should make the bottles like this all the time.

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A paper hat that fits my giant head?! Unheard of.

 

Present time!

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I don’t think I’ve ever seen Dave look so excited:

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Intense

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Scot and Anth

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Lauren got a hilarious adult version of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’

Pudding time!

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Traditional pud

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My chocolate gingerbread cheesecake went down well.

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Anth’s pav

There were also raspberry tarts and a delicious Baileys chocolate roulade made by Lecki. I probably say this every year but I don’t think I’ve ever felt more full in my life. I had to lie down. And then go home to bed at about 9pm. What a glutton. I guess that’s what Christmas is about. How was your Christmas?

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4 Responses to Christmas 2014: Part 2

  1. Lauren C-H says:

    I want to eat it all again!

  2. Oh Hey! Blog says:

    Sign me up for a turporducken. OMG

  3. Patrick Caruana says:

    Bec as a Geelong Football Club supporter you bottle of Chandon is just THE BEST !!!!

  4. Alexis Harris says:

    I felt the same joy about giant paper crowns. It’s a good feeling.
    So much good food and Christmas Cheer!

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