CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM A SUNNY SOUTH AFRICA!
WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
I do hope that Santa was really generous to all my friends across the world...?
Whilst many of my cyber-friends (in the Northern hemisphere) have been enjoying the snow (and I imagine their 'hot Christmas meals) we do things a little differently at this end of the world. Our weather is HOT and a 'cold' lunch is preferable. This year we decided to keep our Christmas as simple as possible. No fuss, just family and togetherness...in the garden:
The sun rose to a beautiful clear blue sky with our resident weaver bird singing out his special Christmas welcome .
It was time to set up the table in the garden - underneath the portable gazebo.
As a family, we'd spent Christmas eve together playing an array of board games and decided to open our gifts then too. All that remained was to enjoy a magical day together.
I arranged an array of Christmas nibbles on my tea trolley and dragged them into the garden too. Tammy and Toby were each given a delicious chewy to distract them.
Once everything was set, our guests arrived, the fire was started and the 'braai' (barbeque) commenced amidst much revelry.
Everyone had been instructed to dress strictly casually to add to the laid back ambience. Amidst cool drinks, Champagne and an array of 'coolers', there was much merriment. Swimming costumes were the order of the day so that if anyone needed to cool off , they could.
(even if it is during the lunch! Afterall, it's Christmas!)
Our dogs are ALWAYS part of our Christmas celebrations.
As the afternoon wore on, we cleared the table and spent the time together lazing around the pool and on the cool lawn. Everyone was in good spirits.
The spirit of 'Maxdog' was also present.
Toby enjoyed playing with his old toy giraffe too...
All-in-all, it was a wonderful day and we are all still very much in the Christmas mood with another beautiful day ahead of us.
Hope you are all enjoying yourselves too.
Live your life to the Max!
Sending lotsaluv to you all -
including my distant family in Australia
(We miss you very much!)