Sunday, December 22, 2013

Stills from our (very Christmas-y) Week












 - The advent calendar. Once we've lit the Advent lights and read the Christmas stories the kids get their advent  chocolate. Highlight of their days.
-Nativity. I went a little mad on the gold paint this year. It's a little addictive. Grasses, twigs, gum nuts. Everything we found out walking got sprayed… and then the can ran out…
-Our rather lopsided Christmas Tree. Sign me up for Christmas-Tree-Decorating 101. With mostly thrifted and handmade decorations… I seem to have lost the ones from past years and the kids have claimed many as toys…
-Our beach Christmas tree. Now at home on the mantlepiece.
-Our beach Christmas tree amidst the excess of 'stuffs' I threw at the mantlepiece.
-Sprocket, admiring the Christmas candles and eating his Advent chocolate.
-Poppet and Sprocket at the beach.
-Poppet & Sprocket running down to the sea. The day we got the good news my Beloved passed third year med-exams. One more year to go! O the relief!
-Tinsel forgotten on the water.
-My Beloved with 'the limpets'. True joy is floating in the sea with little ones attached!
-My Poppet. She's a klutz like me. She'd just been warned to be careful with the Big M and hold it in both hands. "It was the Super-Villain who did it!"

Joining with the wonderful Em of The Beetle Shack for a very Christmas-y Weekly Stills. Only two more sleeps! (And… being all nostalgic… this time last year.)

8 comments:

  1. oh that super villain!
    beautiful summery, Christmassy family shots
    x

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    1. That dastardly super-villain is an all too frequent visitor! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  2. Loving the "gold" theme to your photos....it's all about Christmas. Enjoy your time with your family. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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    1. There is something about the gleam of gold (even painted!) that's so festive! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!

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  3. The beach Stills are gorgeous perfect snapshot of an Aussie Christmas experience. Have a wonderful Christmas day. X

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    1. While I dream of a white Christmas I love the summer vibe of our Aussie Christmases - laid back and relaxing!

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  4. we have that beautiful oxfam advent calendar. One of our most treasured Christmas possessions.
    I adore that beautiful image of your angels on the beach. Happy holidays love. xx

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    1. I love the calendar - it's our third year using it and it's so lovely unpacking it again each year. Next year I hope to wrap up little toys… but this year it was chocolates all the way! Happy holidays!

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