Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas 2010

Jason's office has closed for the Christmas holidays and he won't have to go back until the New Year.  This will be the longest he will be off work since last Christmas.

And there is not a moment to waste, it would seem, on the renovation you will note from the images below:

Jason removing the rotted deck rails

Replacing the rotted timber. He bought the timber just before the timber place shut at midday today!
I asked Jason if it was plantation timber, but he didn't give me a direct answer so I suspect we have orangutan blood on our hands!

Jason is realising the impromptu renovating is harder than he initially thought!

You have to love his industrious ways.

There are many incomplete jobs to be finished around the house, so Jason will tackle those one by one. Our bedroom is only half painted, there is a half slab of concrete waiting to be smashed up and the deck painting will need to be finished. There is plenty to do and no time to get restless.

He assured me that tomorrow, Christmas Day, he won't do anything around the house. (Just between you and me, I'm assuming the inclement weather, with rain predicted, was responsible for that decision.)

We are having another quiet one here, at home. I know, we are a bit anti-social this time of year, preferring to socialise with family and friends after the Christmas period.

For us Christmas Day is for the children and for them to play at is a nice way to spend the day, watching them play with their new toys while we slowly get sloshed.

French bubbles for the festive season. Thanks to Jason's work colleagues!

Tonight I will be roasting a duck for our Christmas Eve dinner and making some profiteroles for dessert. Jason's work colleagues have generously provided our Christmas beverages again.

So, with that Jason and I will say cheers to you all.

Thank you for another fun year of blogging and for the fabulous comments. May the year 2011 be equally as fun.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Merry Christmas to you all Anita. I'll be having a quiet one too with just a lunchtime visit to my parents. I wish my pantry shelves had those lovely bottles of champers on them. Best wishes, Sarah x

  2. Merry Christmas! I truly enjoyed your blog this year and looking forward to next year's posts.

  3. Ooh, loving the taste in Champagne, Anita! It's been such a delight finding you in the vast expanses of Blogland this year. Have a blessed and relaxing Christmas with your family. J x

  4. Merry Christmas to you all Anita. That man of yours sure is not one for sitting still! It's been lovely watching your renovations so far, and I will look forward to seeing all Jasons holiday projects in the New Year! Amanda xx

  5. Merry Christmas Anita, Jason and sons 1, 2 and 3. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas. Sloth and Bollinger are the perfect pairing.

  6. Merry Christmas Anita, it has been fun hearing about all of your projects this year. Thanks for all your support and lovely comments.
    My husband finished early today too and is currently cleaning the entertainment area outside! He has 3 weeks off and I have big plans!
    Look forward to catching up in the New Year. Michelle

  7. You're top shelf, Brismod family!

    Big hugs to each and every one of you. I can just imagine the hoop-la tomorrow morning!

    Here's cheers to another fun year next year. xo

  8. merry hols Anita to you and the wee family - i'm with you - the kids , the new pup, darling mic and me round the tree - ya - see you in 2011 le xoxo

  9. Merry Christmas to you and yours too Anita. I thought for a minute when I first saw the photos we might have been in for some bum cleavage! I know my wicked thoughts don't even stop for Christmas! Thanks for your wonderful blog I love stopping by and catching up with all the goss for The Sow's Ear. Deb

  10. Hey brismod family, have a super fun day tomorrow. cheers Katherine and family xx Ps and as an aside.... merry Christmas to all the Rooney clan...see you in the new year all..Love yous all xx

  11. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hope you have a fabulous day.

    Lots of love xoxo

  12. And merry Christmas from me as well and thank you for your visits :)

  13. Merry Christmas to you too, Bris. See if you can get that b***** porch finished by New Year, can you? I dream that I am walking on it at night these days. X

  14. Happy Christmas to you and your family. I've loved reading your blog this year and look forward to the reno adventures next year.


  15. Merry Christmas from Germany! Apparently we're going to have a White Christmas for the first time in aaaages.

  16. Merry Christmas Anita and co. A quiet one sounds good, ours will be the complete opposite!


  17. Cheers & Merry Christmas to you, too!

  18. Thank you for your kind comment... I looked out to see today and could not believe it was 6 years ago. Time passes so quickly. Enjoy your Xmas break and look forward to catching up on the New Year. Lisa


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