Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas Eve

We have had the most relaxed Christmas Eve ever. Everyone has been home which is quite rare as it is works busy time of year. The boys fluffed about in the shed. James is painting up his Street Stock (he will be racing in Upper Hutt this Boxing Day in the Demolition Derby)

 This year I have only brought one item at an actual walk in shop. LOVED it as I am not a shopper or a mall person. Everything else was purchased on line and ALL arrived in time for today - Christmas Eve, which is when we open our gifts...

As you can probably work out, we are really not into Christmas - way too commercialism for us... We opted out a few years ago. But we do buy each other a little something special which we opened today. Tomorrow we will just relax  having family time - all very untraditional and no fuss. Not even a Christma tree or decoration in sight.

 Abbey's love language is words and gifts, she is often our personal shopper as finds awesome things online. She gifted me some Unicorn Tails (I adore the name) from Madelinetosh for a linen scarf I am knitting. (my photo does not do the yarn justice - it is a deep purple, brown and green), plus a book that has been on my wish list The Little Book of  Hygge. Have you read it yet???

 Brent brought me a book that any naturopath would want... he thought it was a stink gift but I really wanted it and like most textbooks are, it was expensive soo I really appreciated it,

James knows me well and gifted me movie ticket to Shoreline Cinema.. a lovely boutique movie theatre I enjoy going to.
PLUS I finally got a GOAT for Christmas....

I have had a goat on my wish list (and a rooster) for many years but the family say NO!

Thanks Annabelle and Pete I LOVE my goat! SMILE

Farm Stay Guests...

 Muddy and Charles

 Sammy who was terribly playful...
And this ginger fella has been Brent's room mate while he was staying in a motel. Brent always lets  a cat come visiting when he is away... A cat makes it feel more cosy and like home don't yea think.

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and enjoy being spoilt and spending time with your loved ones.


  1. The car is very cool!! And I totally agree with you about Christmas - We did the same for more years than I can count. We've had a tree for 2 years now, and it's only for company.

    I love your goat and YOUR company!!

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` Merry Christmas!!!

  2. Merry Christmas to all at the cottage. Like you I believe in a low key holiday. I am off to Eastbourne to visit with friends and share a meal and only get small presents for the two kids.

    Hope you enjoy your day and pats from us to all the cats.

    Julie and poppyq

  3. that goat is so cute! and the yarn is wonderful. i bought every single gift online this year. i haven't set foot in a mall for years. i hate them. have a wonderful xmas...hugs to all!!!

  4. Wishing you a lovely laid back family festive time. Nice thoughtful gifts - the yarn looks delightful :-)

  5. Sounds like the perfect Christmas to me! Love the look of James' car, i hope it goes well. The goat, is that a vase or milk jug? either way, cute and won't eat your veges from the garden! Happy family time Leanne xxx

  6. Merry Christmas to you all. Xxoo