5:45am - I'm the kind of loony that wakes up at this hour on Christmas to catch the sunrise (it's a first but it was rather enjoyable, I saw a total of one human, it was incredibly peaceful)
6:05am - The clouds weren't on my side but a sunrise is a sunrise, and it was beautiful none the less.
9:30am - A rather impressive tree, if I don't say so myself. The 5 gifts on the table are to each of the 'children' in the family. I love how the tree makes the wall behind it look wonderfully yellow...ew....
9:40am - The aftermath of breakfast and various gifts being opened. We'd usually do ham+cheese+tomato croissants and fresh fruit for Christmas brekkie but this year the family was smaller, meaning we decided to go simple instead of traditional. Coffee and toast it is!
????am - Some of my favourite gifts from today; my brother knows me too well. Also, Groot didn't come with googly eyes but I have 1400 of them (blame eBay) so I decided he needed a little makeover before finding his way to my shelf
1:30pm - setting up for lunch. Once again, we didn't go for the traditional ham but instead for several large pieces of salmon and whatever else you see here. It was SO good.
3:30pm - We had some friends over for dessert, with chocolate tart and the classic pav, along with Christmas pud and stone fruits. Probably the highlight of my day - hanging with everyone in the most casual way, praying for it not to rain (it didn't, luckily!) and stuffing our faces. Oh, and reading the terrible Christmas cracker jokes.
9:00pm - Everyone napped away the late afternoon and evening, so we ended up with ham steaks and cheese for dinner. I ate wayyyy too much cheese but honestly? That's the good thing about Christmas. I will happily indulge for hours and nobody can judge because they're all doing the same!
Dog tax - a pup that came over to hang with us for a bit (I love dogs) (I need one in my life)
Cat tax - this is my weirdo, her name is Millie and she's a lune at the best of times
Apologies that most of this post is food related - it's the greatest part of the day, and we spend most of our time eating.Things I didn't include are watching The Lion King, Home Alone 2 and the Shawshank Redemption, plus arguing over Trivial Pursuit :) Usually on Christmas we'd end up at the beach or at least outside a little more, but unfortunately it was unseasonably chilly and overcast today, so we didn't quite get around to it.
I hope everyone had a really great Christmas and holidays!