Saturday, December 26, 2009


' Twas the night before Christmas
So what did we do?
Shared a bottle of wine
And enjoyed the view!

This is the sunset from our verandah on Christmas Eve, as we enjoyed this:

Craggy Range Te Kahu 2007 - a delicious Hawke's Bay Gimblett Gravels wine using the traditional Bordeaux grape varieties (Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec/Petit Verdot).
It is exceptional buying for about $25 - it has a wonderful nose of cherry, chocolate and tobacco, and is full-bodied with a sensuous palate of blackberry and black cherry.
Try some.

In our house presents get opened early on Christmas morning. 'Opened' sounds a rather sophisticated description, 'De-wrapping fest' sounds more like the real thing!

So what does a good girl like me get for Christmas?

A set of nice red tea towels from dear son,

And from DH a remote release - so it is easier to photograph myself wearing my knitting! I already have a cable release, but this one eliminates that annoying 10 second dash!

Christmas day dawned with picture perfect weather. I spent the morning making more use of my icing set by icing more Christmas cookies, and DH whizzed up his specialty - pavlova (3 actually!) - to take around to his family for the afternoon. The day was spent lazing in and out of the sun, enjoying wonderful food, wine, and company. Perfect.

OK - must dash - we are off to the beach this afternoon!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great presents! My DH gave me a set of interchangeable knit pros - we have quite understanding hubbies when it comes to our hobbies. ;-)

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog, I could not reply to you directly (oh blogger)...


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