It was a hugely over indulgent Christmas this year starting with breakfast at our home with close relatives. Fresh fruit platters and ham, pate and fresh bread rolls were washed down with Champagne and orange juice under the filtered shade of the flowering Jacaranda tree in our backyard.
|Fresh fruit for a sunny Christmas morning breakfast with family.|
|Talking to my Father under the shade of the Jacaranda.|
Nine of us sat around the extended dining room table with turkey, pork and the most delicious baking tray of roast vegetables smothered in gravy. Desert of course was the traditional pudding or a trifle (or both if you were up to it by then).
|Pork and Turkey for Christmas lunch with family.|
|Plating up by my Sister in-law Jan while Bro in-law carves.|
Boxing day allowed me to burn off a few calories with an early morning ride before getting organised to visit friends, Peter and Lawrence on the other side of town - they live in Croydon at the foothills of Mount Dandenong.
Lawrence owns a horse called Maz. Sue loves horses and pre-me she loved riding regularly. I thought she would enjoy meeting my cycling friends and their horse. Prior to visiting Maz, we were treated to a great BBQ of meat and grilled veggies, yum, yum. Yes, more food.................
|Maz being pampered by Lawrence and Sue.|
|Maz - a very affectionate horse with a lovely personality and so gorgeous.|
As much as the Bay area is where Sue and I love living, the hills are still very special to me.
It's been a very enjoyable two days of Christmas and Boxing day - hope yours was the same.