Sunday, December 29, 2013


This is the last Weekly Stills for 2013 which I have been linking up with Emma at The Beetle Shack.  This week includes a lot of our Christmas Festivities and these are only a handful of the photos.

Santa has been and filled the toy sacks with wonderful gifts for James and Sienna.

James and Sienna got exactly what they wanted from Santa which was a Skateboard for James and a Ukulele for Sienna.  They were both so happy with these gifts.

Presents everywhere and this was only 5.15 am on Christmas morning.

River Cottage Australia DVD which my sister Lisa gave me.  The kids and I were so excited to watch this as we don't have Foxtel.  It's filmed in Tilba which is 5 hours out of Sydney and is close to the sea and farmland.  I loved every minute of it and the community spirit shone through as well.

We made some organic popcorn the old fashioned way with a saucepan and some coconut oil instead of the microwave stuff.  So much better for you and tastes great as well.

The Christmas Pom Pom Garland the kids made this year hangs proudly on the TV cabinet.

This is how I found Sienna asleep the other night.  Hands over the sides and feet on the wall.  I took the photo and then went and adjusted her to lie lengthwise on the bed.

Boxing Day Table Setting for all the family at our place.

Lunch is served.

Help yourself to our very famously Australian Christmas.  Leg ham, fresh prawns and salads.

Mum with her handbag doubling up as a cast of wine.  Actually it's a cask of wine that looks like a handbag.  This is Brown Brothers Moscato that looks very fancy and not at all like a cheap cask of wine.  Mum was very excited to bring this along to our luncheon.  In fact Brown Brothers Moscato is my favourite wine.

Aunty Tricia baked some gingerbread biscuits which are always well received.

 An assortment of Christmas Slices made by myself and my two sisters and we had plenty to chose from this year.

A present from Mum which was awesome.  A Cheese Making kit which makes about 6 different cheeses and it turns into 6kgs of cheese.  Mum buys the same gift for all her daughters (myself and my 2 sisters in Brisbane) and I think my sister in Perth got something different as Mum didn't think she would have time to be making cheese however when she found out what we got she said she would have loved it.  Top present and we are thrilled to bits with it.

Sienna, James and I bundled up with our presents to go home.  I always bring our gifts in our wash basket and then we go home with a wash basket full of makes things easy this way to carry everything in one go to the car.  Magic was a bit hit again this year on the gift circuit.

James opening his gift of a Magic Book from Aunty Michelle, Uncle Graham, Cassandra, Naomi and Daniel from Perth.  Thrilled to bits.

Happy as - more magic tricks and books.  He was right into the magic last Christmas so it's good that he's still into it this year so everyone knew what to get him.


  1. Such festivities...your luncheon looked like ours with all that beautiful cold meat and seafood.

    Happy new Year. xxxx

  2. Lovely photos. Looks like you had a happy Christmas.

  3. What a lovely collection of moments you have captured - I just love Christmas in Oz !

  4. You have captured some really precious moments here Kathy! Perfect to look back on in years to come. Your Christmas celebrations look wonderful - full of family, great presents and lots of yummy food. What would Christmas be without delicious food? May 2014 be a magical one for you and your family. Warmest new year wishes. Melinda x

  5. Gorgeous pictures. Love the sideways sleeping one, what a great capture! A magic kit was much loved present in our house too.