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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Xmas to you all....

"I wish you a Merry Xmas, I wish you a Merry Xmas, I wish you a Merry Xmas ... and a Happy New Year..."

This is Xmas stitchery which I made many years ago:

Lots of people love to decorate their houses for the festive season.....

Last night we had our Xmas dinner with our best friends and we actually managed to get all six grown up children together as well! There was lots of laughter and chatter all night long:

This is cute little Rupert:

After dinner we adults went for a walk to check out the locally Xmas decorated homes:

 ... and to finish, here are a couple more of my Christmas ornaments and stitcheries from Christmases past:

And lastly here is my tree with my Santa Sack from Jeanette waiting for me to open - haven't I been patient? Plus I have another Xmas exchange waiting to open from Lisa

I am going to have fun tomorrow, aren't I?

Best wishes everyone,


Update: It is nearly time for bed - Christmas Day tomorrow.  The food is all prepared and the menu set:

Entree: Antipasto, nice cheeses and a prawn dish.
Mains: Barbecued Pork Belly, Beef Wellington, Roast Chicken, Wild rice salad, Layered Garden salad,   Hasselback Potatoes,
Dessert: Homemade Plum Pudding with Brandy custard, Pavlova and Fresh fruit with White chocolate and passionfruit dip

What a yummy feast!


Stitching Noni said...

Merry Christmas Kaye!
Love the photos of all the lights :o)
It must have been lovely to have everyone around for dinner last night..
Enjoy the day tomorrow :o)

cucki said...

Hello dear everything is looking so lovely..
Enjoy the day tomm
Merry Christmas x

Mouse said...

Happy Christmas and hope you have a very merry stitchy new year ... enjoy your goodies can't wait to see what every one gets :) love mouse xxxxx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

You will have loads of fun Kaye...Merry Christmas to you xo

Christine M said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Kaye. Hugs, Christine xx

Christine said...

Great pictures of the Christmas Lights. Hope you have a very happy Christmas

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely Christmas stitchings, and the decorations look fantastic. Merry Christmas, Kaye!

sharine said...

Merry Christmas! Have a great one:)

Gill - That British Woman said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Kaye,

Gill in Canada

Catherine said...

What a fun time! Loved little Ruperrt ~ so cute! Have a Merry Christmas!

gracie said...

Merry Christmas and thank you for inviting me along on the light tour!

beagleAnnie said...

Beautiful decorations.
Merry Xmas to you, Kaye!

Emma/Itzy said...

Have a wonder Christmas :) x

Chris said...

Looks like you are ready for a wonderful celebration!
Merry Christmas Kaye!!

Valma said...

Beautiful pictures of the houses, and also of an obviously great moment with friends and family
so super
Merry Christmas sweetie
big big hugs

rosey175 said...

Merry, Merry Christmas to you!

Those houses look great and I love the little cat ornament. It's so cute!

That's quite the menu you've got planned so enjoy the food and family~ :D

Maria Nistor said...

Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

Looks like you had a wonderful evening. Love all the lights.

Merry Christmas Kaye

Nicola said...

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through

Anne said...

Merry Christmas Kaye to you and your family! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Lovely photos!!

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