Ahhh, finally back in Sydney for Christmas and enjoying lashings of lovely summer……rain??! I’m not sure why I wasn’t told about this ‘monsoon season’ but I’m glad Vancouver gave me ‘rain legs’ and I am no longer too deterred by long, wet days! However I have to admit it is tricky to entertain a wee one on these afternoons. We went to the shopping mall this morning in desperation and as it turns out shopping malls are pretty busy only a few days out from Christmas. Curious. Ummm, did I mention I am a bit of a novice Mama?!
Well, apart from dodging raindrops and Christmas crowds I’ve been avidly reading all my mother in law’s old magazines (Hooray Australian Women’s Weekly!) and December postings on various blogs. The trend I’ve noticed seems to be creating wish-lists for the festive season. Because of luggage limits (plus disorganisation and laziness) my husband and I have agreed to a no-pressies Christmas and both our families had a limited present draw which reduced any crazy consumption. So with that in mind it’s highly unlikely I’ll get anything on my wish-list which, strangely, makes me more inspired to write it. It is somehow even more fun to think of it that way…just wishes! (Keep reading below to see the full post and my wish-list)
And on that note, my wish to you – may your own festive season be filled with lots of love, laughter, good food and family. It’s been wonderful sharing a little of my life with you this year and I am already looking forward to 2012.. x
My Christmas Wish-list:
1. The Bee-Keeper’s Bible by Richard A. Jones (to make me feel like I might become a homesteader one day, sigh…)
2. A Morrocan pouf, like the one above, in a creamy neutral or pewter colour. I’ve always loved them and never seen the right one at the right time. I’ll take the teapot and gorgeous tea glasses in the picture too, please!
3. To Market, To Market by Nikki McClure to brainwash my daughter into loving farmers markets as much as I do.
4. Harney & Sons Tea – the White Christmas tea tin wasn’t my favourite design but it sounds scrumptious – white tea with vanilla and almonds. Yuummmm…
6. Three big, pillowy, Downunder-style lamingtons, like the one above, to share with my Mum and sister.
7. Sunshine on Christmas Day.
And on that note I am off to cuddle my girl just awake but still sleepy-byes from her nap and then off to the ingredients to make this peppermint bark to take along to Christmas lunch at my brother and sister in law’s place (Thanks Tex and Ayesha!)
Merry Merry One and All! Love Hannah x