Monday, December 31, 2018

A Very Aussie Christmas....

 
I had an epiphany this Christmas friends.
 
Here we all are in the Southern Hemisphere, sweltering in 40C+ heat, and trying to have a European Northern Hemisphere Christmas.
 
No more.
 
This year, we leaned towards the light and the fresh for festive fare.

 
We wrapped simply, and embellished with glitter.

 
We celebrated with home made and earthy.



Cute Kitty Cat towels were stitched.
 


And packaged prettily.


Friends sent offerings. Nice.
 


 
And decorations were kept rustic.

 
The faux bocce` lawn came up a treat.


And whilst Sugar might now be considered evil, we had some anyway.
 

 
Bath treats were dispensed to one and all...even the littlies.

 
Accessories were key. Of course.

 

 
Miles of gingerbread was rolled and baked on Christmas morning.
 

 
And the Christmas cake was chocolate, ginger and cinnamon...not fruit.


Cherry turnovers made their debut as a new favourite.
 



 
And family all pitched in with their own yummies.
 

 
After which, all we needed was a fruit cleanse.
 

 
 
And a beach getaway.
 

 
I hope your Christmas was merry too!
 
Happy New Year!
 
...Mimi... 

21 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful, Mimi! Especially the fruit and the beach holiday!

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks so much Jenn. I hope your festivities were merry too! Mimi xxx

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  2. Hi Mimi,
    So very nice to hear from you hon. Thanks so much for coming by my blog.I have been by and saw that you are a working lady now.
    Bet you are enjoying that....I am busier too, now that hubby is home all the time, but not complaining just enjoying it. Lets try and keep in touch in the New Year.
    Hope that 2019 will be a very blessed year for you and yours as well.
    Happy New Year,
    Love and Blessings,
    Nellie

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    1. Hi Nellie, so lovely to see you. Life changes, and we go with the flow, right? Yes, lets stay in touch. I'll visit as often as I can. Mimi xxx

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  3. Mimi, we always have a cold lunch on Christmas Day. Much too hot to be cooking. Happy New Year and I hope that it will bring you and your family much peace and joy.

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    1. That is the truth Chel! I hope that 2019 is peaceful and productive for you too. Mimi xxx

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  4. Sugar - gotta have sugar at Christmas!!! Happy New Year, Mimi!!!

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    1. Absolutely Pam! Happy New Year! Mimi xxx

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  5. Wishing you all a very happy New Year.
    May the coming year be special in every way… bringing you the gift of love and excitement.
    Ryoma.

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    1. Thankyou Ryoma. May 2019 be special for you too. Mimi :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful post! (I feel like I say that on every post of yours, but it's always true!) Your Christmas looks like it was fantastic, and that food- I'm starving after seeing all those delicious pictures! I'm so pleased that you had a wonderful holiday.

    Wishing you all the best for 2019!!! Happy New Year!!!

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    1. Thankyou Stephanie. It was rather special. Happy New Year to you too...xxx

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  7. Mimi we kept is very simple this year. It was a seafood, mango, melon and grapes brekkie with our daughter and her boyfriend. When they left we wandered down to the beach with the fur baby for a swim. The rest of the day was spent quietly. Food was grazing along.
    Presents were mostly handmad, made to requests and of a practical nature. We had no little people this year so it was a simple gift exchange not the manic gift tearing process with all the magic thrown in.
    Hope 2019 brings only good things for you and the family.

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    1. Jane, Christmas is such a special time. Your day sounds peaceful and rejuvenating. More than many of us can say! Happy New Year my lovely...xxx

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  8. Oh I love your celebration! So festive and beautiful. I'm now wondering how far it is to a beach that's warm like that. I wish you the happiest New Year.

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    1. Vickie we are so fortunate to have a beach one hour away in almost any direction. It makes Summer bearable! Happy New Year to you too...xxx

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  9. Dear Mimi,
    First of all, I need those cat towels. Second, I love the display of heartfelt and handmade gifts! They are the best kind, I think. And lastly, I really love the message to embrace where you are. We can surely all dream, but we need to see the beauty around us as it is, too. Thank you for all of your lovely posts. I'm looking forward to following along in the new year!
    Love, Kelsey

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  10. Creative as ever. It all looked gorgeous especially that cake!! We nearly always have a cold Christmas dinner as it is nearly always a hot day and did so this year. It was great as we had a 4 month old baby to goo and gaa over. He is my sister's first grandchild and a little cutie. My beach holiday is coming up next week, can't wait as we are sweltering here at the moment. Hope you have a great 2019. Janiebabe x

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  11. With you on the cold Christmas lunch Mimi - we do too. Didn’t get down the beach this year though as my Dad doesn’t walk so far now - takes me 7 minutes walk from home to be on the beach - we are very blessed.
    We do still enjoy a “proper” Christmas dinner but do it with friends in July - thank goodness for freezers as I can get all the specials now!!
    Enjoy your blog Mimi though I rarely comment anywhere!

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  12. It looks like you had a nice Christmas. I love that beautiful cake. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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