Merry Christmas to all…

A year has passed already and it truly is hard to believe.  I had been blogging for just 11 months when Christmas rocked around in 2012, and here it is again… You can read my many 2012 posts by clicking HERE.

"Mine host" tucking in...

“Mine host” tucking in…

Last Christmas it was my pleasure to host Christmas Dinner which we hold in the early afternoon, everyone contributes and the host adds the extra “bits ‘n bobs“.  One of our traditions is that if anyone has a friend and/or knows someone with nowhere to go for the Christmas “nosh up”, they’re automatically invited to dine with us. Last year my youngest son’s friend David joined us as his family were away on holiday. Here we are having a great time of it. Cool enough to enjoy the outdoors but not so hot we needed to hover inside under the air-con.

Great tucker... I think I am done

Sylvia, Pat & Culllen... happy times

Our Pied Piper... Lisa Lynn

This year it’s expected to reach 34deg in Adelaide, South Oz.  Not too hot…  phewww!!!     😯    but warm enough to enjoy my daughter and son in law’s pool. They are this year’s hosts and the weather will be perfect for it.

The clock has just clicked over… it’s Christmas Day 2013, and whilst cooking I’ve been enjoying some of my favourite Christmas songs so I’ll share a few before toddling off to bed.

This post provides a clue as to why this is a favourite of mine…. plus I also adored John Lennon    😆

Always played on Christmas Day, when the children were young.

Crazy and corny but I love it. Sad to think that in just a few short years the Aussie icon, the Holden, won’t be made here in Elizabeth, South Australia… just down the track from me    😥

For those who are grieving, you may get some comfort from this post on my “sister blog”…

That’s all from me for now… “Merry Christmas to all and to all, a Good night!!!”

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Copyright © 2013. Catherine Ann Crout-Habel

A Precious Christmas Gift…

Cousin Geoff (c) 2012 G.Embleton

Cousin Geoff (c) 2012 G.Embleton

Dear Catherine,

Look, I very well know that you must be the most distant relative I have ever found. But somehow that does not really matter. We have so similar philosophies with our family tree quests. I just love it.
It’s a funny thing that all of what you have said and shown via the modern communications these days has made, for me at least, this year more “christmassy” than I can remember for a long, long time.
 
So Catherine, thank you so much. I and with my brother Brian and sister Maureen send you all good wishes. And also wish you all the first cousins seven and now eight times “removed” a Merry Christmas.
 
Geoffrey
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Thankyou Geoff for a Christmas Gift which brought more pleasure than I can say… Many thanks also for happily giving permission for me to publish your message and photo.
 
Copyright (c) 2012. Geoff Embleton.