12 Days of Christmas in Blogland - Day 2
... how did everyone's Christmas turn out? Ours was very nice, at my DS's house. My DBIL cooked up a storm. My favourite was the prawns in zucchini flowers panfried in tempura batter - scrumptious!
Unfortunately, though, we had a huge thunderstorm in Melbourne, in the late afternoon/early evening. Flash flooding, huge hailstones and thunder and lightning. I came home from dropping one of my mother's friends home to find this had happened to my Christmas Grotto and Christmas Tree:
You might remember that a few weeks ago I posted it about it raining in DD's bedroom - while this time it was pouring!
So, today the all the Christmas decorations ended up being packed away. I know, I know it is too early but it was just easier in the end after the storm. DH is still in a lot of pain with his back so it was a very quiet day despite being DS2's 19th birthday. Traditionally we have always gone out to dinner and a film for his birthday (Boxing Day being such a quiet day) but because of DH's back we bought Chinese takeaway and watched "Rise of the planet of the apes" which DH had being given for Christmas by DD's BF - wasn't he thoughtful (the BF I mean)?
Anyway, I made lots of progress (despite spending five hours doing DH's ironing - this was my Christmas present to him - we decided not to exchange proper gifts this year as we are off to the U.S.A for a month's holiday in March, and we will probably buy lots of souvenirs, etc.) on La Belle Etoile - so even though I didn't get it finished by Christmas Day, I should get it finished before the end of 2011 - fingers crossed.
Before today's stitching:
There are some fabulous giveaways listed on my sidebar - so please check them out and watch this space as I am going to have a Giveaway for the 12 Days of Christmas in Blogland - I will post about it in the next couple of days (once I work out what it will be! lol!)
Hugs, Kaye xoxox