Happy New Year! We have had such a festive time since my last post, celebrating Christmas and New Year with both of our families in beautiful places.
We drove to the north of Tasmania to enjoy a pre-Christmas lunch with my family, on the farm. It felt delicious being surrounded by everyone who had migrated home for this time of year (my sister Cath from exploring Europe for six months and Robby from Castlemaine).
The kids swam in the pool, were spoilt by their grandmother and enjoyed freshly picked raspberries from her garden. As always, I enjoyed a little too much of my sister-in-law’s fab Rocky Road! I just can’t stop at one piece.
Returning to Hobart, preparations began for our boating trip away. The boat was finally packed for a week full of adventures with food, clothing and Christmas presents. We left early on the 23rd December to Stewart’s Bay where smooth waters allowed an enjoyable four-hour trip, and we arrived to the solitude of white sand and blue waters.
Nick’s family arrived the next day (by boat and car) and the days morphed into time at the beach, swimming, stand-up paddle boarding, laying in the sun, eating, drinking champagne, opening presents, talking and just relaxing.
Poppy was overwhelmed with how Santa actually delivered a bike to her on the boat. We were too! It must have had something to do with the platter left out for the busy man and his reindeer on Christmas eve, consisting of carrots, biscuits and a Cascade Draught!
It was lovely to celebrate Christmas whilst being away on the boat and being surrounded by a gorgeous family in a such a stunning setting. Xxx