I'm too late to wish you all a very Merry Christmas but I have returned from my unexpected and unplanned blog break to send Season's Greetings to all my lovely friends and readers in blogland ♥The New Zealand Christmas tree, the Pohutakawa, has been a lovely sight to behold around the region this Christmas season —
|Our Christmas red|
|Hunting for a Christmas tree. The pines that have regrown after|
the fire in 2014 have got to a good height for Christmas :-)
|We all nearly fitted 'around' the Christmas tree for gift giving.|
I decided the 3 year old twins needed pillow cases to use for the lead up to Santa's arrival —
I made these using the Burrito method and they were a quick but effective make.
Inspired by Carole, of frommycarolinahome, I made these Doggy treats for all our canine family members.
I'm not sure what the dogs think of them, but they were fun (and easy) to make and gift!
Also from the kitchen, I put together a BBQ spice rub, and Cookie in a Jar mixes. I used recipes from Laura of The Kiwi Country Girl.
Earlier in December, I took the twin girls shopping at a nursery. We bought seedlings so that they could grow some presents for Mummy and Daddy and their aunties. (Trying to be a responsible Ganma and teaching them about the joy of giving!)
|(I cant resist adding this photo - lunch at a cafe on the way home).|
They planted and tended three planter boxes (plus their own little garden at our place) and gifted them on Christmas day.
|Hehe haphazard planting :-)|
Season's Greetings again. I hope you are all well and happy, and have been able to spend some lovely time with those dear to you.
Till next time,
♥ Best Wishes ♥