Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you all for joining my blog. It has been lovely to have all your warm welcomes, and I look forward to finding more post that might take your interest.

I have had a lovely day today preparing for Christmas Day, it is the first one in a few years where I haven't had to host some type of Christmas event, so I am very relaxed. The weather has been perfect Christmas Weather, 28 degrees, Sun high in the sky.....a bit of haze early in the morning, the bay still and clear. We opened up the windows front and back and let the breeze flow was lovely.

My Mother in Law dropped around with her usual supply of delicious Mince Pies - I have posted a picture especially for Simon and Andy to Cyberly take part of........ ; ) They are the best I have ever tasted, melt in your mouth crumbly pastry and just the right amount of sweetens and spice in the fruit. I hope you boys are enjoying and I invite any one else that enjoys a seasonal mice pie to join in!!!

Another surprise of the day.....a friend of ours arrived on the door step with a fresh Cray Fish! He had a bundle flown in from King Island and kept them fresh on the end of his pontoon so he could give them out as Christmas gifts........YUM!!!!

In Australia we often have fresh Seafood as part of our Christmas Feast, the heat doesn't always suit Hot Roast dinners but some how we still have them, I'm often found melting in the kitchen in front of a hot oven.

I would love to hear about your Christmas experience - so many from different parts of the world, it would be an interesting show and tell.

May you all have a safe and Happy Christmas and find that special thing you've been hoping for under the tree!!

Good wishes to all.

Fi x


  1. Mince pies is a favorite in South Africa too, looks like we are in for a cool Christmas, rained most of the night and cool and cloudy today. Here people also like their traditional roast, but another favorite is a barbecue with lots of salads. My favorite Christmas pudding is home baked fruit cake with ice cream and cream.

    My brother moved to Aidelaide 3 years ago, so maybe one day I will still see your country.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!!!!

  2. ¡¡Feliz Navidad, Fiona!! Los pasteles se ven deliciosos, tuve la oportunidad de probarlos estos días atrás en mi visita a Londres, y realmente, son deliciosos!! Un abrazo enorme!!

  3. Merry Christmas, Fi!

    My 'granny' used to make an American version of mince pie, which only my father and I would eat! (My brothers & sisters preferred her pumpkin or apple pies, which left all the more mince for dad and I)!

    Hope you and your family have a lovely Holiday!

    Merry, merry!

  4. Hi Fi, The pies were delicious ;-)
    In my family we have an age old tradition of buying mince pies! Sadly, I don't have any stories but I do remember being the first to open the box, if that counts? LOL
    Have a great Christmas with your family and make sure you get some rest too.
    Much love
    Si -x-

  5. Hi Elga,

    Great to hear how it is in South Africa, I was wondering about the climate there, it's nice that it was cooler. It sounds like your traditions a very similar to here in Australia. i like the sound of fruit cake with ice cream!!

    Adelaide is a beautiful part of Australia, lots of beautiful wines come from South Australia, I highly recommend a visit!!

    Fi x

  6. Hi John darling,

    Yum! Yum! I have always wanted to try some real American Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie!! My Mum used to make pumpkin pie but I bet it wasn't as good as the real deal!!

    I'm glad you and your dad have a soft spot for mince pies, i only like my MIL's nothing else seems to measure up!!

    Fi XX

  7. Sweet Si,

    So glad you enjoyed!!

    I love that you love mince pies, it's so cute that you have that tradition, it's a bit of a big deal here too. Our family were debating about who got most of MIL mince pies......she loves it....; )

    Fi xx

  8. Hola Pedrete,

    Que usted y yo estoy tan contenta de que hayan tenido una muestra.

    Me pregunto qué equvilant español es?

    Feliz Año Nuevo para usted y su familia.

    Fi xx

  9. Dear Fiona,
    I want to say hello to you and thank you for starting this blog. I am interested in getting to know talented people like yourself so thank you for sharing your work.
    I look forward to further posts and hope the New year brings you and your family peace and good fortune.
    Kind regards from Ray

  10. Hello Ray,

    I'm so honoured to have you join my blog. It will be a pleasure to get to know you as I progress on my Doll House. I will look for inspiration and direction from talented designers such as your self.

    Good wishes for you and your family for a bright and Happy New Year.

    Warm Regards,


  11. Welcome to the Blogger world, Fiona! Your house looks very promising. I am sure that your daughter loves it too. Merry Christmas and happy New Year!