Sunday, August 1, 2010

Xmas in July

Well we just squeezed in a Xmas in July before August got here. We decided to hold the night at my house - hoping for some very cold Wintery weather - maybe some snow....hahaha.

I didn't put the tree up - no, that would have been insane even for me! Just a few 5 minute decorating bits and pieces to jolly the place up.

A wonderful friend of mine, Natalie did the nibblies plate with a very definite Xmas theme.

We allowed the kids one present each under $10.

One of the presents included some stickers which Rhianna and Sarra put to good use. Bill had drunk enough wine to think it quite amusing.

The next morning we headed up to Katoomba hoping to see some snow. Bill and I have also purchased some land just past the Blue Mountains and wanted to go and have a look at it to see where we could build. No, we are not moving...just creating a little weekend get away place.

The girls came in our car - and the night before festivities had caught up with them by about 10am. But what a peaceful drive up the mountain it was with these two sleeping beauties in the back.

No snow at Katoomba unfortunately but we did all get to ride down the dirt road to the new property in the back of the ute. Of course some adults had to ride along as well for safety reasons. The kids loved it.

So for the August challenge I have already cooked one new meal - Roast pork Belly on Cider braised cabbage with apple - as my Yuletide dinner. And visited one new place - the property at Rydal.

Only the 1st of August and I'm on a roll already.


Jan said...

Was talking to my daughter last night on the west of the Blue Mountains and she said it was snowing and the wind was frightening.
All the best with your new venture.

Emma Clark Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator said...

Glad it was a success!!!! Looks like everyone had lots of fun!!!!!

Ailsa said...

Thank heavens you weren't involved in a car accident! Those poor kids are certainly not adequately restrained. They look like they should still be in booster seats? Please check!!!