I have just spent the morning on the floor playing with Lego with the children. They are building an enormous Hogwarts-like castle. I built a reindeer with three trailers; the children rolled their eyes.
Now the rest of my family are down at the beach having a swim to work off the bucketload of chocolates we've chomped through this morning. When they get back we'll cook prawns and crack open the bubbly.
All very Australian, except that when I went out into our garden to pick some flowers for the table, look what was in best form. Yes that is pohutukawa. Have to admit it makes me a teeny bit homesick.
Merry Christmas everyone.