‘ Twas the night before Christmas
So what did we do?
Shared a bottle of wine
And enjoyed the view!
This is the sunset from our verandah on Christmas Eve, as we enjoyed this:
Craggy Range Te Kahu 2007 – a delicious Hawke’s Bay Gimblett Gravels wine using the traditional Bordeaux grape varieties (Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec/Petit Verdot).
It is exceptional buying for about $25 – it has a wonderful nose of cherry, chocolate and tobacco, and is full-bodied with a sensuous palate of blackberry and black cherry.
In our house presents get opened early on Christmas morning. ‘Opened’ sounds a rather sophisticated description, ‘De-wrapping fest’ sounds more like the real thing!
So what does a good girl like me get for Christmas?
A set of nice red tea towels from dear son,
And from DH a remote release – so it is easier to photograph myself wearing my knitting! I already have a cable release, but this one eliminates that annoying 10 second dash!
Christmas day dawned with picture perfect weather. I spent the morning making more use of my icing set by icing more Christmas cookies, and DH whizzed up his specialty – pavlova (3 actually!) – to take around to his family for the afternoon. The day was spent lazing in and out of the sun, enjoying wonderful food, wine, and company. Perfect.
OK – must dash – we are off to the beach this afternoon!