Sunday, December 29, 2013

Christmas 2013

The three weeks since we were all together at Dumas House passed very quickly and before I knew it I was picking up John Tamsin and Polly at the Airport. 

It was an uneventful 4 hour trip from Adelaide but it did take a few days for everyone to acclimatise and begin to relax.

Christmas at Carly and Brad's was lovely... we had the lead up the day beforehand with Polly and John cooking the Christmas cake... flour less chocolate cake with berries. We all had something to prepare and this made things really easy on Christmas Day.

In the evening we caught up with the extended Sharp family and managed to get a few pics of the next generation of cousins.

It was a case of keeping up traditions with the inevitable crabbing and swimming at the shacks on Boxing Day.

The back yard paddling pool has been a hit as well as disco dancing in Pa's shop... no wonder we are all hanging out for an afternoon nap '-}

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Get Together at Dumas House

Dumas House circa 1910.

Dumas House was originally the former residence of Charles Dumas who founded the Courier Newspaper. The homestead and the Oak Tree that was planted by Charles are heritage listed. 

Last weekend Tamsin, John and Polly were over for the weekend to attend a wedding and we made the most of the opportunity by all staying together at Dumas House in Mount Barker. Carly, Brad and Claire came too.

It was a lovely mini holiday and the spectacular grounds provided a make believe playground for Polly and Claire who were very excited about seeing each other again. 

On the Sunday several friends visited and there were more children to play with. "Hide and Seek" and "What's the Time Mr Wolf" were favourite games. An interesting juxtaposition with the IPads ;-)