Christmas 2016

One of the best things about celebrating Christmas early with half your family (see last post) is that when it’s over, ‘real’ Christmas is still around the corner!

It all started on Christmas Eve with a festive breakfast at my dad and step mum’s place.

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Heaven

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My sister, brother, me and dad

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Dad ‘ho ho ho-ing’

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Bagels & smoked salmon ❀

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Hugo knows were to hang out

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Siblings ❀

After breakfast we drove up to my mum’s place in the country and after lunch, got busy decorating the tree!

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And ourselves…

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So angelic

We decorated as A Muppet’s Christmas Carol played in the background. It’s tradition.

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Charlie

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Cheersing to a job well done

The next morning Santa had been!

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Mum’s garden in its early morning glory

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Stuffed stockings

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What’s Christmas breakfast without champagne?! Those fly covers say a lot about an Aussie outdoor Christmas…

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Lunch was a seafood affair.

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How cool are the fish plates?! Apparently they’ve been in the family for years

We had prawns, tuna sashimi, smoked trout, smoked salmon and oysters.

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I whipped up my favourite chocolate gingerbread cheesecake (recipe here).

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I used a different cake tin so it looked a bit different to the first time I made it.

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Eye fillet and turkey for dinner

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Not a great photo (why so yellow?!) but the only one I managed to get of the entire cast

Such a wonderfully relaxing Christmas full of food and family. How are your holidays going?

 

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2 Responses to Christmas 2016

  1. Jey says:

    Lovely family photos and omg the food looked so good!!! I bet you had a wonderful Christmas. Everything looked so lovely. I had a wonderful and fun one myself with the family. Great post!!πŸ˜‰πŸ“ΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸ’•xo, Jey.

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