Monday, 26 December 2011

I'm Dreaming of a White Holiday Season

Well, its certainly not white in New Zealand right now. Summers finally shown its face and it's a beautiful day sunny day in Mission Bay and the only white I'll be seeing is the white sands of the nearby beach when I walk Poppy later.  Don't you wish you were in NZ right now.  

St Heliers looking towards Rangitoto Island, where I will be walking Poppy along the sands this evening.

I had a lovely Christmas day with my mum and some friends and my younger son, with my other son popping in later along with Africa his dog. Initially Christmas day I had a bit of a set back,  first I overslept as my new "smart" phone was not so smart and the alarm didn't go off....then later on I realised my turkey had been in the oven for an hour and a half and was not cooking, I had set it on "defrost" instead of fan bake!  So it was a very late lunch but still delicious and everyone seemed to enjoy it.  The only detrimental thing about Christmas dinner in Summer time is the heat while your cooking and the buzzy insects that seem to make a bee line (even though they are flys) for the kitchen as soon as they smell turkey. Right now mum is snoozing on the sofa, poppy is spread eagled on the floor so I'm taking advantage of a little free time and have a few mins to find some nice images to share with you of how I see a real Christmas, white and snowy!

Images above reproduced with permission from jj locations, further images of the above location can be seen "here". Photos shot on location in Essex, England.  

Image from Country Living

Image from Hobbycraft where you can find tutorial to create this table runner.

Hope your having a wonderful Christmas day/Boxing day 

Lee oxo
Poppy ....zzzzz!

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