But we manage. Usually I would fly down to Sydney to celebrate with my sister and her family but this year I agreed to babysit Jason's dog, as well as make daily trips to his place to feed his cat and bearded dragon. And from January onwards my sister will be living up here (she bought the house three doors down!) and we can have all Christmases together from now on. So yay for family, and celebrations (early or otherwise).
This is Pombo in her Christmas hat, which lasted about 10 seconds once she was put back on the floor.
Jess made us a delicious lunch; entree was prawns coated in a coconut-based crumb, baked until golden and served on shredded salad veggies, with a lime-flavoured mayonnaise as dressing. Yummy!
The main course was a clove-studded baked ham served with salad. It was perfect! And filling - no-one felt like dessert afterwards. In fact I won't want dinner tonight, but I'm anticipating settling down on the sofa with a bowl of prawns while watching "Escape To The Country" a bit later tonight. (yes, they sent me home with the left-over prawns as they won't be home to eat them! Score.)