Friday, December 14, 2012

FSO - Favourite holiday

Tell us about your favorite holiday to celebrate.
What are the traditions associated with the holiday?
There is no hesitation or debate, there's no doubt whatsoever, I love Christmas more than any other time of the year.  It's when I indulge myself in the immense satisfaction of knowing I have a really terrific family, when I can sit back and smile smugly as I look at my offspring and tell myself I must have been a good mother because look how great they and their children all are. 

We all look forward to the family traditions we have developed as "ours".  

There will be some active games involving all the able bodied. The not so able will cheer and give advise.

There will be challenges with new toys.  

Georgia and I can't wait for the guys to see what we've made for them to play with this year! We can give them lots of clues but they will never guess!!

There will be camping in my daughter's back yard.  This shot is from my back yard last Christmas.

There will probably be a Treasure Hunt.

And there's bound to be some entertainment in the evening provided by the children. 

And this year, this little guy will join in the fun.  Last year he was crawling, this year he will no doubt be running to keep up with his big cousins. (Thanks to my daughter for the photo.)

I think, amongst the FSO team, there may be a few different favourite holidays, with their different traditions.   I look forward to seeing them here.

I'm heading towards Taranaki on Monday, should be there before the end of the week, arrival will depend on whether I decide to go the long way or not.  Will be back home some time in the new year.  So, if I'm not around between now and then, I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a touch of holiday magic.


  1. The second shot is another gem.

    A bit utilitarian buying a child an inhaler for Christmas.

  2. Any celebrations that involved families together, go to the best celebrations ever! I'm sorry I didn't participate last week, I was feeling under the weather and did not get to use the computer at all, just no mood.

  3. It all sounds like such fun - especially when I think about the celebrations in the heat of summer. I'll have to experience it myself someday!

  4. Hello Pauline,

    You certainly have them guessing!!! Your secret is safe with me. Have fun.

    All the best for the festive season.

    Happy days.

  5. I've not been a fan of Christmas for years but if I were then your Christmas is what I would wish for it to be like.

  6. Pauline, again I say how similar we are. It is all about family. Never warm enough to play outside here. I love the photo of the play.

  7. Christmas is my favorite holiday too. It looks like your family has a lot of fun together.

  8. I love your Christmas traditions - looks like so much fun!

  9. I still have difficulties imagining Christmas in summer!

  10. It is so cool to see a summer Christmas. I have always been north for Christmas!

  11. How many stops you take before you arrive in Taranaki?

  12. Pauline merry Christmas to you and your family. It would be interesting to do a "northern hem / southern hem" Christmas comparison. Your outdoor photos tell the story. Also love the second photo. Will your son still be home for Christmas. I regret that I won't be here for your brazil visit. I leave here on the 20th no plan for returning. Dismantling the house and apartment was ver difficult. Hugs to you.


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