Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas to all my friends and readers!

I had to go to Sydney mid-December for medical check-ups, so I went on from there to Canberra, where we had an early family Christmas on the 19th. It was lovely to see my family and we had an enjoyable, low-key day with some great presents exchanged and a delicious meal. I flew home on the 21st, and today, Christmas Day, Gordon and I are having a quiet day, just the two of us – and the dogs!

Fruit mince tarts are something of a tradition in our family, and although I haven’t done any Christmas baking until today, I made a batch of tarts for morning tea:
Traditional fruit mince tarts

They tasted almost as good as my mother’s!

When we were talking about Christmas lunch a few weeks ago, Gordon requested ‘fish and chips and champagne.’ So that’s what we had ๐Ÿ™‚ The fish was atlantic salmon, with lemon juice and marjoram; the chips were oven baked with a touch of cracked pepper; the salad had a honey and mustard dressing; and the champagne was Moet. A delicious meal, and not too heavy!

My paternal grandmother used to make her Christmas pudding on Melbourne Cup Day, in November. I had other distractions in November and December, so I’m not as organised, but I’m making a pudding this afternoon, which we will have this evening. It won’t be quite as well aged as Nana’s, but it should still be yummy, especially with some thick cream.

Wherever you are in the world, I hope your Christmas season is a wonderful one, and that the New Year brings you many joyful days. It’s a great pleasure to interact with friends, family and readers through this blog, and I appreciate your enthusiasm, ‘company’ and good wishes. Here’s a toast to you all!

Bron Christmas Lunch

Oh, and don’t forget that other great Christmas tradition – the afternoon nap!

Jaffa Tansy

6 thoughts on “Christmas Greetings

  1. Hmmm! My two pups have that same sweet, sleepy, satisfied look right now. It’s hot, hot, hot here in Coffs, but we still had the big baked dinner. Now everyone’s sleeping except me (writing, of course) and another family member who cannot cannot put Dark Country down long enough to sleep.

  2. Hope you’re having a great Christmas, Jenn! And I hope your family member is enjoying Dark Country ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jaffa, our blonde Princess Dog, loves to sleep upside down against the couch with that cute half-twist. Tansy prefers to wriggle when she’s upside down ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Merry Christmas, Bron! Hope that the new year brings you much health and happiness.

    Christmas day over here was hot and rather subdued – a very unwell family member. But Father Christmas came, baring gifts and the kids had a great time!

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  5. Stopping by to wish you a wonderful new year, Bronwyn; may it bring you joy and health in equal measure!

  6. Fleur and azteclady, thank you for the good wishes! May you and your families have a wonderful year ahead, with much joy, love and laughter – and for Fleur, rain at all the right times, and none of the wrong ones!

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