|Happy Christmas - Cake with fondant and royal icing|
|After the first slice!|
|Little and Large - cake for son on left - loaf-tin baked|
Years with water shortages in Africa were the norm for us, but there you are prepped for it and it seemed less hassle. We had a pit latrine for starters - that's the biggest drawback for flush loos - the water supply should be reliable. (That old adage from Meet the Parents comes to mind - "If it's yellow, let it mellow; if it's brown, flush it down"!)
|Lismore Canal on Christmas Eve|
|River Blackwater at the "Kitchen Hole" - N72 Cappoquin-Lismore road - on Christmas Eve|
|Jan and me with his internet radio|
|My Outnumbered DVDs - with teen daughter|
|Sofia and her sit'n'ride rocker - and her godmother|
|Sofia and her dad|
|Design son with book|
Sofia got a rocker/sit and ride toy from us, and lots of other toys including her own baby zimmer frame - a push activity toy. Designer son got graphic and typography books, and sporty son got sporty gear and a heart-rate monitor, teen daughter a lavender new mobile phone, while Jany got a sewing machine and books, and Shayne got books and games. All this after Mass and before the turkey dinner, and we went to visit Ma's grave before dinner as well, in the brilliant winter sunshine, as we're thinking of our first Christmas without her.
Here are some photos of the winter wonderland scenery around this Christmas with snow and ice - and frozen rivers, and some of our Christmas day pressie pics. Have a great holiday season and Happy rest of Christmas and New Year!
|Jany with Singer sewing machine|