Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas blessings



Christmas Day was lovely - slow, relaxing and full of quiet joy. No camera interference today, the images are all stored in my heart, but I can tell you that - presents were opened, carols were sung, happy calls to family made.  The rib roast of local grass-fed beef was superb, the Yorkshire pudding was perfect, and the sticky caramel sponges with crispy walnuts were sublime. Oh, yes - there was a bit of washing up to do too!



And a new member joined out little band - introducing Mick!  We didn't think we were ready to have another dog in our lives so soon after Robbie - but some things are meant to be, and here he is.  We are so glad to welcome him to our family.


It has been a very stormy few days, weather wise, so we are spending another quiet day by the fire, eating leftovers, playing with new toys, reading our Christmas books and just getting to know each other.
Peaceful holiday blessings to you all. xxx

21 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Jacqui! The newest member of your family looks adorable. We are taking it easy here today after the last few busy days, I need it! Enjoy.

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  2. sounds like a perfect day to me, your new dog looks very kind and intelligent;
    i would love to know more about those sticky walnut puddings!!

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  3. My day is much like your day, Jacqui. I'm taking it easy by reading, eating leftovers, and planning new sewing projects.
    Looking at you photo of Mick, makes me want to add a dog in my circle of assorted animals.
    Thank you for following my blog.
    Meggie

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  4. I love the way the dog is listening to the story! How did you come by him?

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  5. It sounds like you've been having a perfect Christmas, high winds and all. Mick looks like a very intelligent and loving dog. Along with Jill, I'm curious to know how he came to you? Good wishes from our family to yours -

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  6. Lovely. You seem to have had a wonderful family time, the best times when children are small.

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  7. Congrats on your new member of the family. We had Frodo join our family very quickly after Zoe left us. It felt right.

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  8. Merry Christmas to you all, Mick looks lovely. x

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  9. What a lovely time you all had. Love the look of Mick, he looks like a close relative of our dog Nina.

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  10. Your new family member looks adorable. Glad you had a lovely Christmas. Mine, here in Tasmania was quite different.
    Take care and have a happy new year.
    Deb

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  11. Welcome Mick.
    Sounds like the perfect Christmas.xxx

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  12. Merry Christmas Jacqui, what a lovely day you seem to have had. Peace and blessings. V xxx

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  13. Being snowed in after a busy holiday sounds perfect! Enjoy!

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  14. Glad you have had such a good few days. Welcome to your new family member he looks a delight.

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  15. welcome to your new addition. he looks like a lovely dog. glad you had a good Christmas. best wishes for the new year.

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  16. Happy Christmas and welcome Mick! he looks like a friendly and beautiful chap! XX

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  17. Thank you all. Still stormy and more warnings for tomorrow, but we have nowhere else we need to be, so happy to sit tight. Mick is settling in nicely - I think he will be getting a post of his own very soon.
    Pips - the caramel walnut puddings are basically the sane as delia's little sticky toffee puddings with pecans - I just used toasted walnuts.
    xx

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  18. Mick looks like he is settling in quite nicely. Should be "in charge" in no time!!!!

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  19. Beautiful boy x Lovely pictures :-)

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  20. Sounds like Mick is a wonderful Christmas present. And what better way for getting to know a new addition than be sheltering from the storms for a few days. He looks lovely.

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