Current location: Ettalong Beach
11.11am, Opening pressies! It's Chriiiistmaaas!!!!! I'm excited!!!!!
We started our day a bit late, thanks to shenanigans last night, and are a yummy scrambled egg and ham breakfast. Then it was present time!!
Despite the fact we had done Secret Santa and therefore should only have a couple of presents each, the stash under the tree was huge! It might have something to do with the fact I insisted on stocking for everyone, but still!
It took ages to unwrap everything, helped by Santa handing out the pressies, and we were so spoilt! I had beautiful presents from everyone, such thoughtful gifts. People know me so well!
After everything was opened, we drifted around various parts of the house to read our new books, eat some Christmas ham, have some mulled wine or champers, watch some Christmas telly... The usual stuff. We were waiting for the weather to get nicer but unfortunately it rained all day! So much for a sunny chrimbo down under!
After a little nap on the verandah, a few of us went down to the beach for a drizzly walk. It was still warm though, so Jess, Mitch and I managed a Christmas swim! It's funny because that has become a tradition at home (going sea swimming at Sennen on Christmas Day) and although it didn't feel the same this year, I'm still glad I got in the ocean.
We got back home to find the boys playing backyard cricket (in the rain). The girls decided to raid their Christmas pressies, as Nick, Andy and Mitch all got water pistols and water bombs. Sneaking around the house giggling and filling them up, we planned a full ambush and the boys had no idea. Ten minutes later and they had an idea, but by then a full-out war was declared and the boys had their revenge by using the water bombs against us.
We had showers, got changed, ate more Christmas ham, drank more champers and wine, and the games started. We played Linkee, a new game we'd got from Dave and Val, and Jenga, and then the drinking games started. Cue drawing on faces, drinking on demand, pirouettes and all sorts of craziness.
I skyped my family in the evening too, just as their Christmas Day was beginning. Pip represented with the Sennen swim, and it was lovely to think of them all together, even if I wasn't there to join them. Christmas here has been completely different, but completely awesome too, and I've loved every minute! Especially the Christmas ham.