Today we had a most enjoyable Christmas in July lunch with friends. It might have been sunny enough for the kids to run about outside but it was chilly enough to enjoy mulled wine, apples stuffed with nut roast, oven bakes and a splendid dessert cheese platter. We celebrate in our Southern Hemisphere midwinter as Christmas was intended but I also thought today that it is luxury to create a festive meal that we struggle to find time for in December.
Last Christmas we bought an Usborne book called Christmas Decorations to Cut Fold and Stick. It had such lovely papers as well as easy ways to make decorations. We bought it late in the festive season and never found time to use it. Sylvia and I had had some fun making snowflakes and paper chains to decorate the house. We also dug out some tinsel and decorations including the wreath on the front door.