This was like the first Christmas for Phoebe. When you are two, the Stocking on the end of the bed is a wonderful surprise!
Gift giving begins. Trainer chopsticks for Phoebe......
Our normal South Island fare is hot meats and veges. As we now have a Northland Christmas it was the perfect opportunity to sample local seafood with dollaps of aoli. Yum!
Another South Island, extended family tradition just couldn't be forgotten. It seems that over- sized ears and crazy glasses work well at breaking the ice (even at small family parties).
After a lovely morning and sleepy afternoon we ventured North to stay with friends for three nights.
Part two; 'fun in the sun' to follow soon.
Happy holidays to you all.