Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas 2012, celebrating firsts.

Merry Christmas to you all.

I hope you had a lovely time.

We certainly did.

After all the hustle and bustle and planning and mental exhaustion we are loving these hot lazy summer days at home.

I just wanted to share some Christmas pictures.

And, celebrate some "firsts"

My first ever Christmas cake.
A little dry to be perfectly honest but it smells divine.
My Mum suggests just pouring a little more brandy over the top to keep it moist.
Like your thinking Mum!

First ever washi tape Christmas card tree.
Loved this and will definitely do it again.

Master B's first solo decorating effort!
I resisted all control freak urges and let it remain.

We always make a gingerbread house, but this year it was modelled on our own.
Complete with fretwork.

Mr M's first year with his Moerkey business.
He was so busy, so happy and very grateful to the wonderful customers who supported him.

First year of making strawberry santas, even if their eyes do look zombie like,
We loved them!

First year of these pretties.

First batch of mince tarts
I revelled in the glory for a full five minutes until the whole tray went crashing to the floor.
They say "pride comes before fall", it's even written in the snakes and ladders game!

Master B's first photo styling gig with his homemade lemonade.

Hope yours was Merry and Bright.

See you in 2013.


  1. Sounds like a a great Christmas Deb and I love all of your firsts. Well done on restraining yourself and leaving Master B's decorations as is, I am not sure that I could've :-)
    Happy 2013 xx

    1. Thanks Nellie, it was hard but I am glad I did!

  2. Great to hear it was a perfect Moerky Christmas Deb! So glad Mr. M is going gang-busters with his etsy business. May 2013 bring you all health & happiness.... although you've set the Chrissie 2013 bar very high with that awesome gingerbread house!
    Millie xx

  3. It all looks so lovely and Christmassy over your way. Love the washi tape card tree idea! Glad you've all had a nice Christmas break - it's been scorching hot here in Perth (around 40) so we haven't ventured too far from our air conditioning either :)

  4. It all looks fabulous. I had to laugh about having to restrain your control freak tendencies, I remember finding it hard to do that too. We all know it's the right thing to do but it's not always easy! Well done on doing so and wishing you a Happy New Year x

  5. I made my second ever fruit cake this year and mine was a touch dry too. They are so hard to tell! I did the brandy over the top trick as well!
    Looks like a great time was had by all. Happy New Year to you all Deb xx

  6. All your Christmas spirit definitely put mine to shame!! Happy new year!!

  7. Fabbo, Deb. You're a legend for making your first Christmas cake. My Mum always makes ours but I want to give it a go next year. Thanks so much for your lovely companionship in Blogland during 2012. Bonne annee, mon amie! J x

  8. Hi Deb, the blog is looking fabulous! Love your Christmas pics. I'm going to try that Christmas card tree this year and your gingerbread house is amazing. We did one and it was so wonky! Happy New Year! Rachael x

  9. You clever thing! Love the gingerbread house and the Santas on the pavlova. Can't believe we have to wait a whole year to celebrate Christmas again x


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