Warning, first paragraph contains whinging..
Well, it's the day after the big one and I am officially a zombie. The neighbours have obviously decided to go away yesterday afternoon, leaving their 18yo son in charge. Just before 3am(!!) I dragged myself next door to request them (ok begged) them to please turn the music down... It infiltrated every part of our house and Matt and I are both light sleepers. Luckily the son is a nice kid, just his friends are all dickheads. So annoyed, words will be had (very politely of course, Australians are nothing if not polite) to the parents when they get back.
Other than that Christmas was a great success. The night before we went in search of Christmas lights, only one in three advertised houses were lit up - and we tried to get a look in the world record for number of christmas lights house (I know - Canberra!! who would have thought we could have something interesting!) But this was as close as we could get.
Half of Canberra had turned up on the night (although catching up with Francine was nice) and the line to get in was enormous.
We had a quiet one at home (to be honest we were wishing we were back in Laos again) and the kids got the gifts they wanted and were grateful for them in a nice way. my fav picture - I think Henry may have been happy with this present...
BBQ lunch and leftovers, (mini pavlovas) for tea. A good day.
Off to a friends for a leftover gathering and then to the coast for a few days. Then back to pack our house up. The bank has said yes and we have some initial plans from the builder so hopefully it will all come together in the new year.
And one last card before I go. This was for my very close friend Jo. Love her to pieces. And I used a card sketch from my gorgeous friend Irini's challenge site at Get Creative.
Have a happy week, back on friday with lots of beach pictures, although they may feature rain!
Hope you had a great day. xx