Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Part 2

Billy, Jules, Kiwi, Dons, Bex, Marcel and Kamia

Bex and Marc

The very naughty Tarn


Beau stuck up the hill

Harry and Cousin Hollie


Cee-cee and Jules who had to go up the hill to help Beau get down

Dons at the hangi pit

Dons and Little bro Marcel

Tam in her pinnie

Cutting up the meat

Kiwi at the hangi pit

Ephraim and Cee-cee

Tia and Abby

So for the second part of our Xmas day we headed up to Silverdale (about 30 mins away), to Dion and Jen's house for Don's side of the family Xmas. This place is amazing. The day was stunning and the cousins had a chance to run feral with each other. There aren't as many photos because we thought we had forgotten our camera (which we later found in the car) so I had to use my phone. This meal was a delicious hangi which for those of you who don't live in NZ, is when you cooked food in the ground Maori style. The food ends up being very tender and has an amazing smoky flavour. We had beef, pork, chicken, stuffing, and veges. We all took dessert up so there was no lack of food around so once again we came home stuffed full of food. This was a lovely relaxing way to end the day. The kids all ran around playing together and everyone really enjoyed watching the hangi come up. 

All in all we had a great day spending it with lots of food and our fantastic families. It's been lovely to spend today relaxing in preparation to work tonight and enjoy the quiet after all the madness of the previous few weeks. I did get a walk in with the dog to hopefully help with the excesses of yesterday which carry on into Boxing Day with all the leftovers. So here's to next year....and the preparations for New Years!

Happy Christmas everyone! xxxxx

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