Spent Christmas Day at Hawks Nest with the family then drove down for the evening and Boxing day with Ten, then back up for more family time. This is the view from our verandah. The headland on the front is called Yacabah. The beach: Jimmy's.
Mum and Dad's favourite Christmas Card.
Cas dropped one of Grandma's minced pies... onnoeseleventyone
Watching the sunset while Lachy and Ten went for a swim. Mum and Dad went back down to Newcastle for a couple of days after Boxing Day, someone bought our sailing boat so Dad took them to lunch then gave them a bit of a run through, which meant that the boys got to have a sleep in (rare when my morning people parents are around) then spent the day alternatively swimming and eating turkey leftovers. Then for dinner I made Salmon with mango and avocado salsa, sat on the veranda and read one of the new/old Penguin classics. So far I've read half of "Love in the Time of Cholera"... review later, it's gorgeous, and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
The "things we like" table at HN. The seal is from Hamilton Island, shells from various holidays, candles and stuff.
This was originally a present from Lachy and I to Mum. It was a stress garden, with a few shells and a little rake. Not sure if the head of Action Man and the crab claws ruin the Chi.
Cas and I's cowrie shells from Fiji.
Eddie checking out my room. She's not usually allowed on carpet, but she's getting naughtier as she gets older, seems to think she can get away with more... which she totally can.
A house at Tea Gardens... not sure why there are so many floaty things outside, but I like it. Pretty fond of the little Magpie that is checking it out too.
The river on Christmas Day afternoon.