Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Day 2009

Another Christmas day over. A quiet one, spent with family.
Somehow it never seems quite complete when one of them is not here. Kieran, aka Baby Boy, is on deployment in Timor Leste. It was somewhat quieter without him.....

Being a good Mummy I took photo's of what I knew he'd miss the most...& it wasn't the gifts!!

Mandarin Mousse - a la Nana

Fresh fruit Salad - a la Mummy

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve 2009

Gifts all purchased - check
Food Ready - check
Wine Purchased - check

I'd like to say that I was well prepared. The reality is that until earlier today I had done nothing - as in not. a. single. thing. purchased or organized. The only thing I knew was what I was getting Miss Gabriela & what food I needed to get for the day.
Strangely enough I wasn't in the least stressed or panicked about this, & didn't leave the house to start getting it all done until 2.00pm.
I figured that if it didn't come together, Christmas would come regardless.

After all of the decidedly naff Christmas carols being played in the malls, it was time to focus on some real Christmas music when I got home. I have always had "Do You Hear What I Hear" on my list of Christmas favourites, & was recently introduced to Third Day's version of it. This has to be my all time favourite version, & not just at Christmas.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Always on my mind at this time of year

Way back in 1984 a song was released that, upon looking back, started the change in the way I thought of & saw Christmas.

It is still one of my favourites all these years later.