Saturday, December 26, 2009

A quiet Christmas Day

The day started in a Skype kind of way. An early morning call from Amy meant I was able to see each and every one of her presents. She sure put me in the Christmas mood. Funny kid! I also called my Godchildren and several Japanese friends. Have I told you before how much I love Skype?We are having our main, family celebration day on the 27th and so there were only five for lunch. We (Mum and Janet) still did something just a little bit special for our lunch. This year, Mum tried duck. It was delicious all covered in an apricot sauce. Paired with potatoes (my favourite way) and a yummy salad made by me. The duck was very difficult to carve though so I don't think we'll be having it again too soon. I am sure th recipe would work just as well with chicken or turkey!
And to finish, we had delicious trifle made by Janet. OMG, yum! I only had one serve with lunch but then one serve for afternoon tea and one serve after dinner. Three serves in all for my day (I'm feeling a bit like a blob!). Everyone else had three serves too!!!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Day too. No matter where you are or what you do! More from me after the madness that will be tomorrow!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Magic Medicine!

I'd not long woken up from an afternoon nap today (trying to sleep off a whole day long headache) when Skype popped up! Pleasant surprise, Amy!
Notice how sweet and happy she looks. Notice how pathetic I look. She is so sweet. We chatted about grocery shopping and ice cream.
When the conversation turned to Suzie and I, Amy and I pulled faces at each other. Funny!!
Finally, Amy tried on her new Ink & Spindle prototype top. Here's a teeny sneak preview. It is very pretty. I want one in adult size!
I feel much better now. Thanks Amy!!!

Settling in

Thank goodness reports are written.
Thank goodness the main move is over.
Now I just have to unpack properly and settle in. More photos to come. I think I love my new place. I am very happy.
I can't wait for school to be done. Taking wedding photos next weekend (help!). Friends from Japan are arriving for Christmas and New Years. Then lots of sewing and relaxing. I am so looking forward to January!