Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Merry Christmas..................

The house is dressed, the shoppings done, the smells of Christmas are floating out of the kitchen. Spicy, sticky gingerbread, melting shortbread, cinnamon, cloves and apple............
..............from tomorrow, Christmas begins! Turkey, ham and pork, crackling, onions and sage....
...............fresh, fat juicy prawns on a bed of icy crisp lettuce, crayfish and Barramundi for Boxing day. Pav's and puddings, berries and cream..............
..............some beer and some wine, some soft drinks and water, some tea and some coffee and a slice of Christmas cake (perhaps a jam sponge too?).

Traditions and rituals, that's what makes Christmas for me. Family, friends, food, drink, the Boxing day test (the one in our paddock), catching up, chatter, laughter (always some tears somewhere), good cheer!
Merry Christmas, Bonnoel, Bon Natale, Happy Holidays, Kala Hristouyena.
However you say it may I wish you Joy and Peace, Hope and Good Cheer and a safe and happy celebration.
I'll be back next week sometime, probably when the reds run out and everyone has gone home.
XXX






22 comments:

Margaret said...

Have a wonderful Christmas! Your house is so pretty!

Kim said...

Your home looks very cozy and festive. Merry Christmas, Lizzie.

Karen said...

Looks like you are ready for a little holiday cheer. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Janet said...

Have a wonderful Christmas Lizzie.

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Your home looks lovely. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

By Hoki Quilts said...

Oh that photo tour was just delightful, thankyou so much for evoking so many memories. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
hugs
Miche'le

Deb said...

Merry Christmas Lizzie - sounds like it will be great fun at your house. And thank you so much for the CWB blog. I hope Santa brings you something really special.

Francien said...

Oh how cosy your house looks Lizzie and full of great food and drinks so everyone has allready whats to wish for...I wish you and your family a wunderful Christmas full of joy..and a very happy and healthy 2010 and ofcourse a creative one...that wish is a bit for me to so i can learn from what you are going to make and watch your creations in your posts...
Take care!!
greetings ♥ Francien.

Marls said...

Merry Christmas to you and the family. Your home looks very festive and welcoming.Look forward to more blogging in 2010.

Betweens said...

Lizzie..what an inviting home!! your kitchen is fabulous and your decorations are perfect for the hoiday spirit!!
Happy New year to you and yours and so look forward to the new year..in friendship

Sew Useful Designs said...

Darling Lizzie!

Thank you sweetheart for your friendship, love, support and inspiration! You are such a beautiful girl, always warm, fun, friendly.. you are like a magnet for friendship!!! Darling, your home looks as warm and inviting as your personality is! Have a wonderful Christmas dear friend! I look forward to catching up with you after Xmas... maybe we can meet up next year! When the red has run out.... LOL.. Hugs! Vikki xo

Michaela said...

Such pretty decorations. Wonderful.

Michaela

PatchworkRose said...

Have a very Merry Wonderful Christmas with a nice bottle of red Lizzie and I'll toast.
Cheers
Lynne

Beth Karese said...

Great post. Everything looks so nice and it sounds like you're ready. I still have more to do, so gotta run, but first I'll wish you a very Merry Christmas to you and yours. (Love your new pic with the antlers. Too funny!)

soggybottomflats said...

Wow Lizzie...park an extra cot for me for next year...I am headed over for your kinda Christmas! Big hugs, Elaine from Texas

Cathy said...

Wow you look so organised, next year I'm coming to your place for Christmas!!!! Have a fabulous day Lizzie, looking forward to what next year brings xo

Julia said...

Merry Christmas to you and the family. Your home looks very festive and welcoming.,,and the food sounds so yummy!
Julia ♥

Corrie said...

merry christmas! your house is just gorgeously festive and your kitchen, I'm ready to move in!

Corrie:)

taylorsoutback said...

Thank you for sharing the glimpses of your charming home and so beautifully decorated for Christmas. Love your kitchen - it looks so inviting as though we could all come in and join you for a cup of tea and a shortbread cookie. Enjoy your warm weather - we are in the midst of a major winter snow storm tonight! Hope the power holds so I can do the turkey tomorrow!!
Happy New Year too!

Bobbie Ashley said...

Lizzie,

What a wonderful display for the up and coming holidays. It just looks so very warm and cozy. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Hugs,
Bobbie

ozjane said...

It is all very tempting...hope the lovely times continue.

Micki said...

Have a Happy New Year Lizzie!
Micki

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