Monday, 27 December 2010

christmas celebrations

christmas tree decorations

Hello, hope you've all been having a lovely weekend of celebrations - I know I certainly did! My family isn't in Melbourne at the moment, but I had a wonderful time with friends. And of course, I ate a lot...

This fat slice of pecan cake was my breakfast on the eve of Christmas, courtesy of Simon's housemate Anthony, who received it as a gift and very generously said that we could help ourselves. Crunchy with pecan nuts and chewy with candied fruits, this was a delicious loaf of home-baked goodness.

a slice of pecan cake

On Christmas Day itself we went to a friend's place and were treated to a very satisfying Christmas lunch...

christmas lunch table decorations

Potatoes, onions, corn and peas surround the star of the show - roast pork with apple sauce and gravy. I had a second helping. And maybe even a third...

roast pork with gravy and apple sauce

I still had room for dessert though. A perfectly baked Alaska cake, complete with an inviting layer of ice cream, beckoned. Can't say no to that!

alaska cake

We ended up staying for dinner as well, a scrumptious one of roast pork sandwiches constructed with lunch leftovers, fresh vegetables from the garden and home-baked bread.

But it wasn't just the eating and drinking that made the day, of course. Filled with chatter and laughter, this was a day made lovely with the pleasure of friendship and good company. We are very lucky indeed! I know not everyone celebrates Christmas - I wasn't planning on it this year - but I couldn't have asked for more.

What did you get up to for Christmas, and what have you got planned for New Year's Eve?


  1. Nothing's up for new year's eve. It's going to be depressing cos my sister is leaving.

  2. Aww. Well I hope you'll end up doing something that puts you in a better mood!

  3. =D Scrumptious dinner you had there.

  4. You're so right, it's the laughter and love that makes Christmas really sparkle :) Although that picture of the Christmas tree ornament is pretty wonderfully sparkly too! ;)

    Love the look of the pecan cake...

  5. ♫°° Querida amiga,

    °º♫ Para você em 2011:

    ° • ♫ "Os sonhos realizados...
    °º ♫°° ♫♫ O amor esperado...
    ° ·. •*• ♫ A esperança renovada..."

    Brasil °º♫
    ° ·.


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