Archive | December, 2010

We love rain around here.

30 Dec

Up the two terrace flights of stairs the rain ran wildly,

and beat at the great door,

like a swift messenger rousing those within…

-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities.

Our little family.

30 Dec

Our First Christmas.

26 Dec

Yesterday morning would have to be the first time in so long, that I’ve woken up excited for Christmas morning. I love Christmas, but since I stopped getting kids toys for Christmas I’ve been less enthusiastic… untill now.

Yesterday was mine and Andrews first married Christmas (and Alice’s first Christmas ever)..I was so excited! We were already getting up at 3.30 to open presents and then go to my grandma’s house and help cook the Christmas lunch, but I kept waking up from 2.30 excited!

Alice and I



After we helped Grandma alot we went to my mums to drop Alice off there for the day… and came back and had Christmas lunch with everyone. It was great.. I am almost a vegetarian (Its complicated, but I dont eat meat except at my Grandmas… She puts such a little amount in that Im not forced to think about it. My vegetarianism was never a concious decision, I stopped eating meat because I couldnt stand to eat it because I’d always think about where it came from… so when Im able to not do this I do eat it.) but I ate some Turkey on Christmas Day… it was lovingly prepared by my Grandma and I dont feel bad about it 🙂

Turkey, Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Parsnip, Carrot, Peas... YUM

Grandma always makes a few Christmas Puddings, but I really dont like cooked fruit… neither does Andrew. So we got little mini Trifles each.

Ancient Santa

My engagement ring, picture taken with my Christmas Present.

Normally, I would just go home after Grandmas, NOT eat dinner and play with my Christmas Presents or watch Carols etc… but since Andrew and I got married in April and this was OUR firt Christmas, we went to visit his mum.

We didnt eat anything there but his Aunty, Grandma, Brother etc were all there and it was nice to see them.

David and Tessa.

 This is Andrews Brother, David and his girlfriend Tessa, who I work with. David is home from the army for six weeks. He’s a funny boy. He’s actually older than Andrew, but way shorter. His mum said she could always tell where he was when he was marching in the army because there would be a person sized gap between two people, and she would know he was inside it somewhere.  I hope they get married. I love both my potential sister-in-laws at the moment.

Our first Christmas was perfect.

Spontaneous drive in the rain.

20 Dec

It rained all day yesterday, which is great because we love rain! Last night we didnt know what to do so we decided to go to the Gold Coast… but later thought better of it, because there was lots of water on the road and driving all that way was probably a bit foolish. Instead we went to get fish and chips and then went looking for Christmas lights.

We had our fish and chips at the lighthouse in Cleveland, which is such a cute place, especially when its rainy.

We didnt see alot of good lights, maybe some people had turned them off because f the storm or something. The Uniting Church was very bright though.

They say we’re going to have a rainy Christmas this year. I hope so, since there is very little chance of us getting any snow, here in Queensland, Australia.


Fujis of late…

13 Dec

I love my Fujifilm Instax mini 7s.