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Friday, December 26, 2008






Well I can't believe it is over for another year!!! We had a lovely 4 days at the coast after a bit of a bumpy day on Monday with our accommodation being double booked and there were no other apartments where we usually stay so luckily for us the only other place they had on there books was this gorgeous 3 bedroom apartment right on our favourite bike path and 50 metres from the beach....JUST AMAZING and at no extra charge - Merry Christmas too us!!!!! As we have lots of wonderful american friends, we heard that they open some of their presents on Christmas Eve so this year we decided that the kids opened there present from us on Christmas Eve and it was lovely as it was just the 4 of us at that stage.....My 2 sisters and brother and my sister-in-law and her hubby joined us Christmas day and stayed Christmas night which was a lot of fun. Present opening early in the morning, preparations for lunch and people arriving, big swim in the pool after lunch, chatting to other family members then a game of cricket to end our day (dedicated to Ian)....a light tea and pudding of course (my nanna's recipe and it is soooooooooo nice) and then a game of up words to end the night.....very, very exhausted!!!! I hope you all had wonderful day.....

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13 comments

  1. How different it is on the other side of the globe! Here, it's freezing. But the snow is a boost nonetheless. Seems you had a beaut time at the ocean.

    Nifty placecard-holders, by the way! (Like the word 'nifty' so I just had to use it in a sentence.)

    hugs
    ingela of Fridhem

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  2. I love hearing how you spend an Australian Christmas! Isn't the Internet a wonderful thing.

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  3. Sounds like a wonderful christmas celebration! Enjoy your the rest of your holiday too:)

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  4. These pics are just stunning! loooove the b&w!!
    ... And it's lovely to see how you spend Christmas over there, too!

    Please pop in to see how I spent Christmas ...By the way, I'm one of your 'fans';)))

    I wish you and your lovely family a very peaceful and joyous New Year!
    Best wishes,
    Monica.

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  5. Sounds like a blessed Christmas. What a lovely place to celebrate, with all those you love nearby, sweet friend. So glad you had a good time,
    xo Lidy

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  6. oh i'm glad they upgraded you...looks like an incredibly gorgeous place!!
    merry christmas precious friend

    ps--i loved my new ornament!

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  7. swimming on christmas sounds so strange to me here in holland where it is cold and windy below zero ;P hope you had a good Christmas and I wish you all the best for the new year.

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  8. Hi Cathy.

    Your blog is as beautiful as your artwork.
    I can't believe it took me this long to find out that you have a blog too.
    Your children are beautiful as well.
    Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year.

    xo
    Brooke

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  9. Your Christmas sounds wonderful! Wishing you the happiest New Year. Rachaelxo

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  10. Your Christmas sounds so lovely and exotic from where I come from :) Thank you for such warm messages, I love your blog and get so inspired by your style! Happy Holidays, S x!

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  11. What beautiful Christmas photos Cathy. Sounds like you had a lovely time. A-M xx

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  12. You were swimming while we had 22" of snow. Amazing how different each of us celebrate Christmas. Glad you had a wonderful time.
    Debbie

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  13. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Hugs from
    Hanna

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