Well Christmas has been and gone. It was okay, some good bits, some not quite what I expected. Way too busy, and not quite as planned but it was lovely getting to see Ian’s sister who was over from London for Jeremy’s Memorial. The kids wouldn’t have seen Aunty Marg till 2010 otherwise. So some good comes from bad.
We all got plenty of presents (dare I say it – too many really). I was lucky enough to get a quilting book and 10 fat quarters I have already started making a new quilt with the fabric. Matt got me a neat pack of Moda charm squares, which I helped him choose a few weeks ago Mum and Kev gave us the gift of living plants – 4 kaka beaks, a kowhai and some red onion seedlings. Grandad Kev made Cam the most awesome wooden outdoor toybox, which is now housing all the toys that used to litter the driveway. Lots of other cool things were given and received.
We had 2 nieces come stay the night on Christmas, at short notice, so I made them these bags. I love them, and had enough leftover fabric to make two more, so Lilly and I will have one each too.
Cam’s fishing rod got finished just in the nick of time.
We went out for dinner on Christmas Eve (always nice to let someone else cook and clean up). Here are the kids all dressed up.
The garden is doing great, the courgettes are all producing furiously, so I will be making the most of it. We’ve harvested our first Lebanese cucumbers, and are still eating the few peas that survived the wind.
I think the sunflowers are going to be very tall this year
Lots of beetroot, and the silverbeet is huge.
Ian was planting out some red cabbages and pak choy tonight just before the glorious rain started.
One of the few inediable plants in our garden. Stunning!