On New Year's Eve we headed to Burnie to celebrate Christmas with the Triffitts. Because everyone was so busy around Christmas Day, we thought we would leave it a week and have Christmas Day on New Year's Day instead. That way Simon wasn't working and everyone was available to enjoy more good food and good company.
When we got to Kay and Dion's, we headed down to the waterfront at Burnie to watch the fireworks. The atmosphere was great and there was not a breath a wind. There were fire dancers right on the beach
and it was lovely to stand on the beach near the waves and watch the fireworks explode in the night.
We left soon after the fireworks because we knew the night was only young for the revellers and that soon the partying would really begin.
The next morning on New Year's Day, Oma and Pop and the Rowlings arrived for our day together. Dion skyped Penny in Georgia on the laptop so we could all say hi. Their fifth baby was due on the 29th of December and they are still waiting.
We had a lovely day tucking into ham, turkey and chicken, along with salads and desserts and nibbles. The kids loved opening their presents. It seemed like Christmas was lasting a whole week and not just one day.
And as a post script - thankyou to Mum, Collette, Lisa and Tammy who gave us $ for Christmas to put toward my very first sewing machine. It has been purchased!!
It only took 36yrs to own my very own machine. Now where's that instruction manual!!!