Christmas that is? Andrea has been asking everyone.
Our Christmas Day was quiet fo a change - just us 4 and my parents. But still too much food. Man, we cater for about 10 times as many people as are coming - every time. Boxing Day we headed to Palmerston North - had a lovely couple of days with my sister,J, and her family. Home for a couple of days.
Off camping on 3-5 January (but can we put the tent up?). This is a first for the Thorns. Wait a week and I'll tell you all about it.
10-16 Jan we're off to Mapua (out of Nelson for those not in the know). Heaven on earth. And thanks to the lovely Evana for hooking us up with her friend whose house we're hiring.
Now I have to ask - what's the one memorable thing you got for Christmas? Mine gobsmacked me. And no. It wasn't anything to do with scrapbooking.
About a week before Christmas I'd been shopping with both my sisters, my Mum and my niece (an unusual event as we don't all live in the same town). I'd seen and admired a gorgeous red jacket in Jacqui E but didn't try it on as I was determined not to fritter more money away (you know what it's like at this time of the year). That night I briefly told D how good I'd been not buying it and he laughed.
On Christmas morning I got a few parcels from D. The best one was THE JACKET. He bought it for me! From a women's clothing shop. And knew what size to get. And it fitted. Gobsmacked!
(Edited - And, I must add, I love every gift I am ever given. There are no dud gifts in my mind. I love everything because someone has taken the time to choose it for me. I have never exchanged anything because I didn't like it. One other precious gift this year was a squirrel from E. Yep, an eight inch stone squirrel that E knew mama needed for her garden. Delightful!)