It was the end of Ella’s first year (well nearly) of school and I had not realised what a blur of assemblies, morning teas, productions, shared lunches, picnics and prizegivings this would be! Not that I didn’t enjoy it all but it has put me behind a little in my crafting schedule. I tried jellied oranges for the shared morning tea and was quite happy with how they looked and tasted and they all got gobbled up so apparently the kids found them acceptable also!
While I often think it would be nice to have a white christmas – building snowmen, sitting in front of a warm fire etc, but a trip to the farm always reminds me that there is nothing not to love about a fabulous summer christmas – digging up fresh potatoes and picking fresh peas and raspberries and the gorgeous flowers that bring so much colour to this time of the year. Harvesting our own vegies and berries has become a bit of a family tradition in the weeks before Christmas and the girls favourite things to do. Only seven sleeps to go!