Moved by Christmas

Don’t ever move house ten days before Christmas. It sucks and then it drains Christmas energy out of you and your extended family you’re desperately hoping will feed you and let you hang out at their place so you don’t have to face unpacking all those boxes.

But we managed it with grace and sanity intact and sailed through one of the most relaxing Christmases I’ve ever had.

My first ever, solo, with masterclass from Mum, cloth Christmas pudding turned out beautifully.

Christmas Pudding

On both sides of the family, there was plenty of food, conversation and laughter, bubble blowing, backyard cricket and wheelbarrow races.

Nearly sisters

They’re wicket keeping, of course. And if you thought they were cousins you’d be wrong. “If our mums are sisters, that makes us nearly sisters” explained the lass.



  1. Stomper Girl said,

    December 31, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    Well your pudding looks great but I’,m not sure those two nearly-sisters would catch anyone out behind if they stodd around holding hands like that.

    Glad you got through the moving stress, hope the New year is a good one for you and yours.

  2. innercitygarden said,

    January 1, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Personally I think lying around watching Jeeves and Wooster dvds should become the new Christmas Night tradition on Bloke Family Christmas days. Icing on the very fine pudding it was. As was leaving the house the next day and knowing we weren’t coming back for a week.

    People reading this may think “wheelbarrow races” means holding someone’s legs while they run on their hands, but it also means Aunty sticking my preschooler in an actual wheelbarrow to try it out while it still had the tinsel on.

    And this week’s hot: Your sister out law finding your wedding ring in your tent, storing it carefully in her wallet (with her own ring, which it was too damn hot and sunscreeny to wear), thinking she’d lost the wallet for about an hour, then the Bloke finding it again. Seriously hot.

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