December 25, 2014 – Merry Christmas

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In the absence of current travel options, this is a rework of our 2014 trip Down Under, previously posted on a private blog site.

Christmas Day dawned bright and sunny. The coffee was ready, so as the ladies prepared breakfast, P and I sat outside on the deck with our coffee. Unbeknownst to us, we were being watched. It was already +22 C and sunny, so coffee on the deck in shirt sleeves on December 25th seemed like the thing to do.

We were soon called in to a delicious breakfast of Mimosas and special stuffed French toast.

As the day progressed, the aroma of roast turkey filled the house as our Christmas dinner was to be roast turkey with all the trimmings. M and P’s friends A and J came over with dog Ziggy and we had a great afternoon followed by a fabulous supper, complete with Plum Pudding (the darn match kept going out) and Trifle. Way too much good food (just like Canada).

So, here is our Merry Christmas wish to all of Ewe from the Goulds in New Zealand, given our Christmas Day will be over, by the time yours starts.

Here, it looks like just another sunny summer and +28 day.


PS: What do you think of my Kiwi Santa socks (bought in Hokitika)?

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

17 thoughts on “December 25, 2014 – Merry Christmas

  1. Once the socks keep my feet warm in and out of bed, I don’t really worry much about the print or pattern, but yours are certainly one of a kind and would make anyone smile 🙂 I am glad to see you guys had a fun Christmas 🙂 Aiva

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    1. These are made of a blend of Merino wool and possum fur and are very cozy. There are a few snide comments made about these socks, but I love them and still wear them at Christmas. Thanks for reading and commenting Aiva. Allan

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    1. Christmas is families, food and fun. We had all three. Thanks for the Yes vote on the socks. They were so cute and Kiwi I could not resists. Stay well and enjoy the weekend. Allan

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    1. Ahhhh. A very good question Lynette. Not really, once the temp got up, certainly not warm socks. But, I thought they would make a Christmas statement. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  2. I love your Kiwi Santa socks! I remember seeing on tv how Australia is so sunny and almost 40 degrees C on Christmas Day! It’s mind boggling!

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