|My favourite gift for Arch - the FP Little People Nativity Set|
|We loved the Huggies Xmas Nappies and star singlets (this one $3 at Cotton On) were practically a uniform!|
|The girls decorated gingerbread|
Jonathan and I prepared our standard dessert fare (above right), which works so well at Christmas time. It's a layered thing, part trifle, part sundae, part tiramisu. We use a range of lovely glasses to serve it in. We crumbled mince pies on the base and from there we layered frozen berries (raspberries and blueberries), vanilla icecream, meringue, peanut brittle, coffee flavoured cream and shaved chocolate on top. Amazingly yummy!
We're all looking forward to Eleanore cooking Italian dishes for us this coming year. She's keen and this cook book should provide great directions.
Due to the unpredictable weather, we ditched our plans for the BBQ/seafood options and went more traditional. Ham and turkey with gorgeous side salads were all prepared in advance, and even the cooks got to relax and enjoy it!
Gifts consisted of lego, yoyos, swatch watches, books and more books. We also embraced zhu zhus (fake guinea pigs for those unlucky enough to miss out on them this year.. don't worry, your turn will come).