cranberry nut rolls, cranberry sauce and swiss cheese. Then we gave out presents among our small family before heading to Geelong to my parents' house. (I will write more about the gingerbread house but it was at breakfast, and then taken to Geelong with us.)
To make sure no one went hungry while lunch roasted and simmered and fried, we had some appetisers while we waited. My brother in law Fergal fried up some blini and topped them with goats cheese and beetroot caviar. They were splendid.
Christmas nut roast (see top picture too). It never lets me down. This year my mum made little stuffing cups. The flat in mine is for the vegetarian ones. I also had roast potatoes, roast pumpkin, cauliflower cheese, peas and cranberry sauce. Followed by plum pudding and custard and then some chocolate ripple cake.
Mum does an amazing job at Christmas. For Christmas dinner she had twenty-two people, including a vegetarian and a couple of celiacs. On Boxing Day she made lunch for thirty-five people and then the day after for a mere ten of us.
Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. It is a really beautiful film but such a sad story.
I'm getting nutting for Christmas" in the car. Cricket in the backyard. Ice creams on the way back from the beach. Fran doing the girls' nail polish. Playing at the local park. Water bombs in the backyard. The side fence being pulled down during Christmas lunch number 3. Cherries. Dr Who (and Quin's excitment). Toy soldiers. Paper cup portraits by Fergal. Leftover nut roast sandwiches. A broken champagne glass. Sylvia tottering about in her new dress-up high heels. Below is a picture of her having fun with her cousin Dash and a sprinkler in the backyard.
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