On 23rd December we went to Mark's Aunty's and Uncle's house for Christmas dinner with all the cousins, where in true boatie form we talked about sailing and drunken fishing competitions. Then Christmas Eve was the recently developed tradition of having dinner at my Dad's house with my Nana, Dad's wife and her eldest daughter and her partner. We did this last year and I thoroughly enjoyed it, only I was quite exhausted by the end of the night last year, so I was rather pleased when Dad suggested we start the festivities earlier this year. Again, there was a boat talk, a good amount of photography talk and lots of food talk as we enjoyed delicious oysters with red wine and vinegar jelly, and gin marinated salmon for starters, before moving on to amazing bugs and a mango and passion fruit dessert.
|Oysters with red wine and vinegar jelly, and micro herbs|
|Gin marinated salmon with cucumber, lime and micro herbs|
|My new Mimco wallet from Mark|
|Every year Mama gives Lissy and I a Darrel Lea Christmas Nougat Pudding. We still get excited when we open it.|
|My new perfume-there was a reason why I didn't manage to find time to shop for a new scent.|
|Ginger Ninjas-an awesome home made gift that were very special|