Hello everyone! I hope that you all had the most enjoyable Christmas, got some lovely presents and that you ate lots of yummy food with your loved ones. It really seems like it has just come and gone without warning this year. I still feel like I'm stuck in April - I can't keep up! And my goodness it was a hot day. But you can trust Australia for that.
For me, I spent Christmas with my family with all twelve of us around a big table, two dogs, two cats, two birds and one wonky tree. A nice day was had and many lovely gifts were exchanged. In the evening I then went over to the boy's house to have Christmas dinner with him, and to congratulate the family on their latest addition - a new baby girl born just Christmas Eve.
This year I received something really quite special for Christmas.
No, I am not engaged!
Many years ago when my Nonno was still alive, whilst panning in one of the creeks up north, he found a small collection of raw topaz. At the beginning of this year the stones were found in a small tobacco tin after thirty years. They were then cut and set into rings, each different with their own unique style and character, for each of my brothers and sisters and I so that we will always have a part of our grandfather to keep close with us. This will certainly be treasured always.
How did you spend your Christmas?