It seems these days lots of people do the two Christmas thing, one with each side of the family, or perhaps one with friends and one with family. So Boxing Day saw the Goods heading to Melbourne for a family afternoon tea with my side of the family. It was nice being in the late afternoon, we could relax a bit in the morning and Miss Two and Miss Four could play with their new bits and pieces.
This time we were meeting my siblings, their partners and of course the new nephew, my parents and my grandfather, who at over ninety doesn’t make too many road trips (he was coming from Gippsland with my parents) so it’s always very special to see him.
The afternoon tea was made up of bits of everyone’s leftovers from our respective Christmas days or other things we had in the fridge – it was very no-fuss, but a great spread in the end.
And again we exchanged gifts – this time with a second hand theme. This made gift buying at times a bit more tricky but meant we really had to think about it. Some of the gifts included secondhand coffee machine for Mr Good, some gorgeous glasses, two different types one with a matching jug for me and two half wine barrel planters for my sister-in-law. There were two gifts we couldn’t get on time – one was a used surfboard for my brother, and the other I think might still be a surprise so I won’t spoil it here. My siblings and I also pooled our funds and got our parents a voucher to go on the Tramcar Restaurant.
Sadly I didn’t take many photos, but I thought I’d share this on of Mr Good, Miss Four and her adorable baby cousin.
Now tell me, are you a two Christmas family or not?