It is a little over 7 weeks until Christmas so it is time I at least gave some thought to plans for the festive season.
This year we will be at home for Christmas and most of the family will be joining us with some coming from interstate and overseas. It is a few years since we have been at home for Christmas Day as the last 3 years have included 2 Christmases in Melbourne and another at the beach. I am looking forward to the opportunity to be together and share a meal on Christmas Day. That is the essence of Christmas for me. I expect there will be fun times and other meals to share during the extended break at that time.
I will most likely be catering for 9 adults and 3 children (9, 7 and 6). There are food allergies/preferences to consider so there will be no gluten, seafood, nuts, roast pork or kiwifruit. I will have to put my thinking cap on as I like to come up with some new things to try as well as tried and true favourites.
We tend to keep the gift-giving modest and low-key as most of us do not really need more ‘stuff’ in our lives. I try to include experience gifts for our grandchildren as they will remember those far more readily than another pile of toys.
What do your Christmas preparations include?