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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas round up

Welcome to the cottage.

My parents joined us for Christmas and arrived on 24th. This is us above just before lunch - glasses of Prosecco for celebration.

After lunch we walked along the canal tow path - Poppy, (DD) came too and in fact all these photographs except the one above were taken with the new 'fancy pants' Nikon camera she received for her birthday.

I rather like this 'arty' shot of my mother and I, - we were deep in conversation, I seem to remember ....

Another good photograph from DD. Looking very wintery here in UK.

But at least the sun was shining. My parents above.

25th December. Many gifts under and around our little tree.

The Christmas table.

And the pudding...

This photo makes me smile. The pudding up in brandy flames and my father.

(Oh, and that wasn't my Christmas outfit dress, - just my favourite apron with fish on it - 'Old Trouts' apparently... hmmmm , and it was given to me by my ex-husband too!).

Happy days.


  1. What lovely pictures! I love the one of your parents holding hands, and also your dad's reaction to the flaming pudding.

  2. Great photos!
    Loving the look of the countryside and your family. In particular that pudding in flames and your dear father!

  3. Beautiful photos! The warmth, love and appreciation you have for one another is almost tangible.

  4. That looked like a lovely holiday.

    Thanks for letting us be a part of your family.

    Now if you could just send that masseur our way...

    xo Jane

  5. That last photo of your Dad is absolutley perfect Sarah, I love it...your daughter is going to love having that camera and I imagine we will be seeing a lot more photos of you as a result. That is a good thing, you are so photogenic!

    Warmest wishes Sarah, to you and and your family for a wonderful New Year!!


  6. love the cottage and that pudding photo with your dad is MAGIC!

  7. Mrs SE, of course, I miss you and can’t wait for you to be back in Melbourne again. The Cottage looks simply gorgeous – as do you and all the family!!! I love the red matching raincoats your parents are wearing – too cute. Miss P’s photos are superb – love “The Magic Pudding” snap too. I can’t believe you still have the ‘Old Trouts’ apron – you are a classic!!! Love to you and your family!!! S xxx

  8. What wonderful photos, telling such a wonderful, specific story. Thank you very much.

  9. Gweat piccies!!! Cannot wait to see you on the 1st for Magical Birthday XXXX

  10. Now these are pictures I appreciate. Real pictures from real life.
    Your parents look young and in top condition.
    Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us : ).

  11. Your parents look an elegant couple,men always seem to love their Christmas puds.

    The cottage looks cosy and Christmassy.

    Happy, healthy and prosperous New Year 2012 to you all. Ida

  12. I love the black-and-white photo. And the one of your parents in matching red - what a photogenic couple! These are wonderful Christmas pix. Hope your NYE is full of lots of bubble, laughter and love!
    Janelle McCulloch Library of Design xx

  13. Happy New Year - sorry to be totally awol recently, but I hope all is well and that 2012 brings you much love and happiness.

  14. your parents are wonderful. LOVE all these shots. hope you're enjoying your trip!

    happy new year x

  15. The photo of your parents holkding hands is also my favourite.

    Hope that 2012 is a year filled with love and happiness.

    Leeann x

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