Christmas Day has already arrived here in New Zealand, 12 hours ahead of our Belgian world ... and day has dawned the deepest blue, down here in Dunedin.
Some exquisite gifts have been exchanged and as I sit here writing, the delightful chaos of Christmas Day preparations is going on around me.
A Granita dessert has been made by Katie, Sandra has peeled the new potatoes, Gert is putting together the Salade Paysanne too. The Pasta salad was whipped up last night by Sandra, and she's throwing the Turkey roast into the oven just now. Tim has cut up plates of cold ham and a chicken will be roasted later.
I was the pavlova girl but an evening out on one of the many hills around Dunedin, with two of my oldest friends in Fiona's beautiful house, means I'm moving a little more slowly than usual this morning. It was an evening that requires an entire blog post really ... so special it was.
I need to peel carrots but wanted to wish you the loveliest of Christmas days