December 26, 2010

Merry Xmas and shaky earth returns

I had a wonderful Xmas filled with traditional family times. Eggnog and mulled wine with mince pie supper before midnight service; morning Skype to family in Auckland, afternoon Skype with family in Canada (so pleased it was back online).  Hot beautiful weather. Huge Xmas feast and Secret Santa presents with the children at my parents', with petanque to work it off.

Charades to challenge us ...try The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Moulin Rouge, Horton Hears a Who! A tightly fought contest and many laughs... Won by 1 point by the girls...mainly due to a technical fault over issues with the timer.

Poppy's first Xmas.... Yes that is, she hadn't drunk it.

The sort of memories you treasure forever.

Sad for the children without their Dad to spend time with.  We thought of him when we hauled out the family albums and remembered when we were babies, young people, new parents...  

Mother nature seems to feel it is time to disturb us again. We had five shakes overnight and have just had another huge one... Felt like a 5. Forgotten the adrenaline rush! And then two more immediately after... The earth is not stable by any means today.

Hope you all had a great Xmas and a relaxing Boxing Day (or are you battling the sales?)

1 comment:

  1. My thoughts are with you. I have no idea how it must feel to be shaken constantly but the fortitude which you and other acquaintances from Christchurch have shown is amazing.


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