Thursday, 8 December 2011

Friends, Food and Festive Fun

It's that time of year again. Where tree tops glisten and children listen to sleigh bells in the snow... or maybe more appropriately for my Aussie Christmas - where sun shines brightly and children listen to boomers in the sand...

It's my favourite time of year. A time where I see the beauty in life, the best of humanity shines through and family feuds are placed to the side for one day of smiles, giving and gluttony.

This year marked the inaugural annual Christmas brunch with three dear friends. So of course it involved gossip, laughter, food, a soppy Christmas movie, drink and more food. As the iPod played our favourite festive tunes – Destiny Child’s Christmas album, a little bit of Michael Buble crooning and a sing a long to Mariah Carey’s utterly famous All I Want For Christmas is You. The dorky bon-bon hats were worn and the chrissy colours were adorned.

We filled up on the traditional dishes and special little delights - honey glazed ham, a decadent roast turkey, salmon and cheese h’ourderves, potato bake, lashings of mustard and butter and a berry punch to refresh. An Aussie Christmas comes complete with a lovely pavlova topped with delicious fruit and fattening indulgent vanilla cream.

To complete the day we digested in front of the best Christmas movie ever – Love Actually. A movie which gives you hope, that turns any sensible girl into a sap (or a waterfall of depression) and that truly encompasses the feeling of Christmas and presents us with a world of love. As dear Hugh Grant says:

“If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around”

Enjoy the photos from the day and check back in on Saturday for some more delightful words.

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