A year in the life 2016 #356: Christmas Day

I made a Christmas tree.

We started with the good stuff.

There was lots of food-making and preparation – after all, we ended up with 19 for lunch and another six after that.

There was chicken, and scallops and all sorts of things.

An amazing looking turkey (thanks Helen!)

A gigantic (ethical) delicious ham.

There were small people with bon bons.

An Fritha being super excited about everything.

(We had to take a selfie)

There were happy family shots.

And teenagers having fun.

And being teenagers.

Look at the food!

I mean look at it!

There was  a lot of food. But it was Christmas.

Then we still managed dessert (this is but a small selection).

Then more friends turned up with more presents and more dessert – this was my faveourite present (thanks Rachel).

So there was more eating and drinking.

And more selfies!

It was a lovely Christmas  – much love to everyone who joined us for our first Christmas in our new house. And to all those we love who couldn’t join us, we hope your Christmas was equally excellent.

A year in the life 2016 #349: all the children

We had the whole gang together – and all the kids! There are quite a lot of them. And Fritha is still holding her own as the sole girl. 

A year in the life 2016 #249: appropriate dress

Andrew is wearing the correct tt-hirt for a night playing Eldritch Horror.

A year in the life 2016 #247: afternoon negronis and catch upsĀ 

Post work catch ups should always involve a negroni and gossip I think.

A year in the life 2016 #245 a: a visit from Rachel

Always lovely to have a visit from Rachel, especially as the boys hadn’t really seen her since our return to Canberra. We did miss our friends while we were away. 

A year in the life 2016 #208: park and little friends

It was lovely to have a chance to see Steve and Shell, Fritha and the twins. The twins have grown so much in six months!

Fritha was slightly more interested in cake than Sebastian – a girl has to get her priorities right!

But she was definitely keen on hanging around.

Jude got up a tree.

And won a new fan.

A year in the life 2016 #184: music night!

It was the end of term music night at Sturt St Community School and both Jude and Zachary were on the program.

They both performed solos.

Jude sang in the choir.

And they played together in a string ensemble. This was particularly fun – even with only a couple of practices, the ensemble managed a great performance of three fun pieces. Jude and Zac were the only non-violins, so integral.

It was also Jude’s last time to hang out with his Adelaide bestie Imogen as she was off overseas the next day. Fond farewells were said, but we are sure to see Imogen again.