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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Last of the Christmas presents distributed...

One of our girls wasn't with us at Christmas as she and her partner were spending Christmas in New Zealand. They arrived back home today and what an adventure they've had. There was another earthquake in Christchurch while they were attending a baptism and the building had to be evacuated. Then when they headed off camping in the Marlborough Sound area they were isolated by waters from flash flooding. They spent days helping clean-up after the flooding as well. Despite these dramas, they both did some usual touristy things in Wellington and Christchurch. All in all  they both had a lovely break catching up with Karl's family and friends.

So tonight DH and I caught up with this young couple for a roast lamb dinner with all the trimmings. Dessert was some of those choc/brandy truffles, mini puddings and  Christmas cake.
And of course, we exchanged presents. I had filled a 'gift tub' for them with a variety of items for their home including a plastic storage container filled with some freshly baked choc-coconut slice. Karl loved his 6 stubbies of international beers and they both loved the icing set and the cake tin/storage/carrier combo. And then there was the pair of pillow cases in white pure cotton and the teatowel from Tasmania...and the added bonus, the tub and a big  gold Christmas decoration!
I got a beautiful set of salad servers with touches of pau shell, and DH got a bottle of port and the Stephen Fry book of his TV series when he travels around the US in a London black cab...really great!! So Christmas 2010 is now well and truly finished!!!

Christmas 2010 started in early December and has finally finished January 6, 2011!!!
This is my little Christmas workshop area.

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