Monday, December 27, 2010

The weekend of Christmas!

Can you remember what you did on the weekend of 24 - 26 December 2010? You never know when you may need an alibi! Gattina of Writer Cramps hosts this fun meme. Do pop in, join and tell us what you did on the weekend.

Our weekend was absolutely action-packed and fun-filled. We spent Friday night and Saturday with family and extended family celebrating Christmas. On Sunday after church we were invited to a picnic with friends and their extended family.

It is all too much to post about here. I'll do posts for tomorrow and Wednesday to really elaborate on all the fun, special times together and delicious repasts we all enjoyed.

Grant made quite a large purchase this week which he said could pass for a gift for both of us.  Spending Christmas Eve with Angus' in-laws, the arrangement was that each adult bought a gift for another adult. I bought an electric wok for Amanda's sister, Ilze.  Grant bought a torch which can be plugged into a car cigarette lighter to re-charge, for Lourie, Amanda's dad. Lourie and his wife, Celia, are great caravaners and campers and he loves any gadget which can simplify his life in the outdoors.   

Ilze's husband, Leonard, bought Grant a stick-on pad for our motorbike tank. When we use the tank bag on a long trip, this strip protects the shiny tank from scratches! Men and their toys!

Celia gave me a voucher which can be redeemed at my own personal hair-dresser, bless her. I also received a bottle of green figs preserved in syrup. Yum. Grant and I enjoyed deep-friend Camembert with green figs in syrup. (I have posted a recipe for this in the past)

Shadow was greatly interested while I wrapped gifts on the kitchen table on Friday night. At one stage,  he grabbed the gold ribbon and dashed into the scullery with it!
I eventually managed to wrap the gifts despite the cat's interference!

For supper on Christmas Eve, Celia and her daughters made delicious lasagne and a huge Greek salad. I took along my stock standard Focacia Bread which always goes down well (pun intended, lol!) I've posted this recipe under "Baking breads" label

For more fun posts on the weekend, click here


  1. LOve the photo of the cat and good ribbon. Looks like you all had a great time. According to the media things are looking up here economically. Who knows. We just keep on keeping on. Happy New Year.

  2. Good times had by all, especially Shadow. The bread is making Mike drool. Too bad I'm not a baker. But then he could make it.

  3. Sounds like you had a great time for Christmas!!!
    Happy New Year!!

  4. Hi Jo, I'm BACK!!!! Trying to catch up with blogs this week! We had a fabulous Christmas with the exception that my two sons and families could not get up here on the mountain --due to the snow...

    I loved having a White Christmas though since it was the first time in many, many years for us...

    Sounds like you all had a great Christmas. That lasagna looks fabulous.


  5. Trust Shadow to "help" with wrapping presents. Of course, you know I love pictures of Shadow doing just about anything, the dear boy.
    It sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas weekend, Jo, and I'm so happy for you.
    Luv, K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  6. It sounds like you had a joyful Christmastime.
    I love Shadow playing with the ribbons, I'm sure he was a great help with wrapping gifts! Haha!
    Wishing you a wonderful week.
    ☼ Sunny

  7. Sounds like you had lots of fun on the Christmas weekend, Jo. It's such a blessing to be with friends and family this time of year!

    Cats seem to love shiny things, and Shadow appears to be no exception. He is a beautiful cat.

    That focacia bread looks scrumptious! I'm going to copy and paste the recipe into My Recipes file!

    Have a continued wonderful week and Happy new Year early!


  8. Looks like fun!


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