So, Christmas is over for another year. To be honest, it took me a while to get into the Christmas spirit this year but once the day finally arrived our day was fun and low key. We enjoyed a manageable amount of food, drinks and gifts with various parts of our families.
After lunch on Christmas afternoon, I am a big believer in having some sort of an expedition or activity. I find staying in and around the house all day long quite claustrophobic and getting out and about in the fresh air creates further opportunities for conversation and fun. This year we gathered together some friends and food and headed to one of our dams. We watched the full moon rise while the kids set yabby nets and lit a little fire. As the night progressed a spectacular storm rolled in creating the perfect ending to our Christmas Day.
On Boxing Day we lit our wood oven and kept it steadily burning for a few days. With some cooler days and a little extra time on my hands I felt like getting stuck into some cooking that I hadn’t managed to get done before Christmas. This big batch of home-grown apricots went into the wood oven to dry, following on from a Boxing Day lamb roast.
The vegetable garden is also enjoying the cooler days. It has become an unruly tangle of cucumbers, zucchinis, tomatoes, beans, basil, rock-melons and chickpeas.
For Christmas my love gave me some gorgeous, indulgent gifts. Just for fun he also gave me this little caravan, car and a girl with a camera. Looking at this little set up just makes me smile.
With the wood oven back in action there was always going to be bread and bread photos.
How are your days looking?
Have you recovered from Christmas?
I wonder if you love a Christmas afternoon expedition?