Our Christmas Day was really lovely. It was really cold and we even had a smattering of snow. But on the whole it was sunny. The kids played outside as much as they could.
We started the day early, opening the stockings before Mr. Mee a Bee left for work at 6.30am. Both of the kids got exactly what they wanted.
After Mr Mee a Bee left the boys and I had a lovely cooked breakfast (scrambled eggs and smoked salmon!). We spent a leisurely morning opening the presents that had come from New Zealand. More wishes fulfilled! Thanks everyone!
I spent the afternoon pottering around in the kitchen. I had loads of time to get our Christmas dinner ready. I even had time to find and try two new recipes. The biggest hit, in my opinion, was a wonderful old-fashioned pudding that I made for the first time. It was divine. I'll share it with you if I make it again (Edmonds, Queen of Puddings, similar to this recipe). Our pork was a bit tough unfortunately so I will have to find a different recipe for next time. It was still yummy though!
Mr. Mee a Bee managed to come home early so we were able to eat at about six. We finished the day with dessert and the last presents. I really enjoyed the staggered present opening as we really got to see what was what without the frenzied ripping opening of parcels we might have had.
|Merry Christmas from Us! (one of the few photos that I am in)|
Merry Christmas from the Miyabayashi Family in Japan!