Despite the warm weather and summer sunshine, Christmas came to Australia. We missed the rest of the family, but we were so happy to have Jeanine and Sean here to share it with us. We all had a very nice day together.
We enjoyed a scrumptious breakfast of pikelet pancakes and fresh fruit, prepared by Jeanine.
After breakfast we exchanged the assortment of gifts that had mysteriously accumulated under our tree. Shami gets a bilby mug!
Jeanine and Sean show off opera tickets, a gift for all four of us from our parents. We'll be going to see The Marriage of Figaro on January 6, 2007!
We had a lazy day for the most part, but the weather was so nice in the late afternoon that we all headed out for a game of frisbee at a nearby park. Afterwards Shami whipped up a delicious meal of curries and dal.
We put on our fancy table cloth, popped our Christmas "crackers", donned our crowns, and enjoyed a relaxed meal. It was so good that there was almost no room left for the apple/passion fruit crumble Meghan made for dessert, but we managed anyway.