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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year!


I did intend to do a post before Christmas day wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, but the madness of pre-christmas set in and I forgot completely.  So ..... Merry Christmas!

My brother and his family came and stayed this year and it was really nice seeing and sharing my niece and nephew's excitement Christmas morning.


Christmas lunch is always a roast dinner with all the trimmings.  This year we had 14 for lunch.

Tea on the other hand, is leftovers and salads plus far too many desserts!

Big and little cousins keeping each other amused playing X Box.

Poor little Buddy trying to have a rest after such a big day entertaining the visitors.

This is the beautiful big bunch of Kangaroo Paws that my girlfriend gave me from her garden.  They are magnificent and I think the perfect floral arrangement for an Aussie Christmas.

I decided to take advantage of Nic being home and took off to Melbourne for a couple of days this week.  I stayed with my girlfriend and we had a great time time shopping, dining out and catching up with a few other friends.   I discovered a "new to me" shop called Zetta Florence.  I wish I had money to burn as I could have spent a fortune, but I was good and came home with only a couple of things.  I am in love with all the stationery and the whole atmosphere of the shop.

I want to wish all my fellow bloggers, followers and friends and very Happy New Year and a wonderful 2012.

Sue-Anne xxx

29 comments:

Mari, Tenerife (España) said...

Hi Sue-Ann. I enjoy your blog and look foward to do it a long time. I want to wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!! See you soon...

May Britt said...

Happy New Year. May it bring a lot of vitamin Q

Quiltendewilma said...

Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year! May 2012 be a wonderful year!!

Greetings from Holland!!

katrien said...

Happy New Year for you and your family.

Shirley said...

A very happy new year to you Sue-Anne. Looking forward to the stitching.

Julia said...

A Happy New Year Sue-Anne.
May 2012 be a great year, lots of inspiration
Julia

Suedio said...

Glad you had a great Christmas and a lovely getaway.

Hope 2012 brings you many happy times and wonderful memories.

Regards , Sue

Marjan said...

A very happy new year to you and your loved ones, Sue-Anne!

Denise in PA said...

Happy New Year Sue-Anne! Thanks for the photos, I always loving seeing everyone's Christmas!

hensrule said...

Happy New Year to you and Buddy from
Wilma and me! :)

Lori said...

Merry belated Christmas and a happy new year to you!!

Elyte said...

You have had such a busy time of late. Looks like Christmas went off beautifully for you all and you even managed to get away for a few days. Love browsing through Zetta Florence too.
Best wishes for 2012.

Cardygirl said...

Looks like a lovely Christmas and a nice break away too. Happy New year to you!

Janet said...

What a fun family Christmas you had. I hope you have a wonderful year ahead with tons of stitching time.

Lurline said...

Lovely, lovely family times!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Supergoof said...

A very happy New Year Sue-Ann, to you and all your loved ones!
En een pootje voor Buddy van Bregje!
:o)

Valentina said...

Happy New Year, Sue-Anne,
We have been enjoying the your fireworks extravaganza online---wow!
May this year be a Great one! Lots of love, V.

Terry said...

Sue Anne a perfect Aussie Christmas. Big lunch lots of pav. and big and little guys playing.

A safe and Happy New Year to You and all your family.

yvonne said...

Een heel fijn en gelukkig en zeker een gezond 2012 gewenst ....

Liefs Yvonne

Roos said...

Ook voor jou en je familie de beste wensen voor 2012.

Miriam said...

Wishing you a Happy and creative New Year Sue-Anne.

I walked past Zetta Florence recently. I think if I went inside my purse would come out a whole lot emptier too! Resisting temptation so far Lol!
Love the vase of kangaroo paw.
Far too much dessert here too. :)
Great to see you had a wonderful family Christmas.

Wendy said...

Happy New Year.
Look at all that delicious food. I love the kangaroo flowers, never heard of that before.

Siobhan said...

It looks like a wonderful day! Wishing you and yours a blessed 2012!

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You had a very happy Christmas celebration.