We have come back from a weekend away in the caravan, and had a lovely time in the country. With sheep on one side and cattle on the other, there were country sounds going on all around us. It was our Christmas rally, and what a feast we had, with our hosts supplying a rolled loin of hogget cooked to perfection on the rotisserie. Everyone else contributed to the meal, with veggies, salads, and desserts galore.
As usual, I packed my stitching bag in the caravan, but with so much going on, I only did a tiny bit. Never mind, every little bit helps.
Our hosts for the weekend have the most beautiful garden, but our tiny one is doing well too. “Precious Pet”. the rose given to us when our beloved Birman cat Muffy passed away, is flowering like crazy.
And we are pleased to find that our passion-fruit vine is producing another crop of these luscious fruit, although it will be some time till they are ready to eat.
We have tomatoe plants growing, butter beans, peas and silver beet in our small raised garden. Our rhubarb always grows well and cook up a pot regularly – we like to eat it cold with cereal for breakfast.
Hope everyone is coping with the pre-Christmas rush. We are having a relaxed Christmas Lunch at home then taking off in our caravan for a couple of weeks. That’s the advantage of celebrating Christmas “down under” in New Zealand during the summer season.