Tuesday 27 December 2011

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day/Boxing Day

Wow, what a good couple of days! Don't you just love Christmas? The weather in Sydney has been craptastic for December, but about 2pm on Christmas Eve the sun finally came out and thank goodness for that. Three days of feasting, socialising and having fun.

Christmas Eve was spent at my Dad's place with my side of the family. There were presents, eating, drinking, swimming in the pool and going out on the boat. The girls had a ball with their cousins and were asleep before we got to the end of the street on the drive home. This was OK as it meant that they were bright enough to go and see Christmas lights later that evening with their dad, while I stayed home and wrapped the last of the gifts.

Christmas morning arrived in a flurry of wrapping paper, presents and joy. The kids were super-dooper spoilt. So was I, as I got an iPad! The sun was shining and the air warm, so we jumped in the car for our traditional Christmas morning swim at the beach. It was absolutely gorgeous at the beach and the swim was the perfect start to the day. By the time we got home, Skip's family was arriving for Christmas lunch. Another few hours of feasting, drinking and presents. 

Boxing Day, a fridge full of leftovers and an esky full of drinks. Friends came over to generously help us dispose of them. Another few hours of feasting, drinking and catching up. 

Today, it's cold and blustery. Perfect for a rest day at home. Lounging on the couch, reading, catching up. Everyone's a little over it and tired. 

One of the best Christmases I've had in ages. Relaxing, stress-free and full of fun. Here are some shots from a fabulous three days:

Christmas lunch at my dad's.

View from my seat at lunch. Not bad.

Santa was very good to me...

Demon D ready for his first Xmas morning swims.

My trifle, which was a hit.
Spending time with family and new toys

Our shortbread and gingerbread

Loving every moment.


  1. Gorgeous.

    Oh, and can your dad adopt me so I can hang out in that glorious house? x

  2. It's so fabulous to see you relaxing and enjoying yourself, Corinne, after a tricky end part of the year. And I'm with Linda - that view is spectacular! J x

  3. Sounds like a great few days! Like you said, thank goodness the sun finally came out - puts everyone in better spirits - and it just wouldn't feel like Christmas without sunshine :)

    I was spoilt too!! I'm currently reading your blog and responding via my new iPad as well!!!! How good is it? I just love it to bits lol. Have even managed to read the paper on it past 2 days ( something I haven't got to do in a long time)!

  4. Just gorgeous.
    It all sounds (and looks) perfect.

  5. beautiful rin!! looks a like heaven! perfect start to the holidays i reckon...xxx

  6. I'm glad you had an amazing Chrissy! It's always much fun to be with family be it Christmas or any occasion for that matter.Demon D looks adorable,cutie! Also the view from the room where you'll had lunch is superb!
    Check this if you want -
    Christmas Holiday Personality
    What does your Christmas Holiday say about you?

  7. Fantastic photos. Thanks for sharing your Christmas Pics. Bubba is very cute and looks very excited about his swim!

  8. That is all so good to hear Corinne. You so deserved a wonderful relaxing Christmas after your hectic year. Your pics are beautiful, what an amazing view from your seat. Baby D is looking totally gorgeous, must have been so nice to have him there to celebrate his 1st Christmas... very special :o) xo

  9. Oooh looks like a FAB time! Hope you can enjoy some more good days in the next week x


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