For the past couple of weeks I've been feeling Christmassy. I'm used to Christmas happening slap bang in the middle of winter so it's no surprise that I struggle with it taking place during the NZ summer. A new country and a simplified lifestyle surely means that we can invent and introduce our own new traditions? So this weekend we planned to get down and get Christmassy and it being winter solstice just seemed liked perfection. We decided to share it with other British folk, people who can relate to wrapping up warm, sitting in front of the fire with a glass of mulled wine and celebrating. Our new tradition is simple. We drink, eat, exchange small gifts and toast those we love and all that we know back at home. Here are just a few shared moments:
image: sewing placemats on solstice morning whilst Trumpet watched on
image: solstice dining table with twinkle lights
image: let the eating begin!
Until next time...