This was a great Christmas—but hot! Truthfully, it was among the hottest Christmases I can remember (our air conditioning couldn’t keep up—we’ll be checking that out!). The official temperature hit 24, which means it was more like 29 (that's 75 and 84 in US temperatures).
The photo above is our spread. Nigel was in charge of the BBQ and did a wonderful job (as always). His sister was on salad duty. The photo below is of our traditional New Zealand dessert: Pavlova (and don’t let any Australian steer you wrong, it’s a New Zealand invention!). It came from The Cheesecake Shop—highly recommend their Pavs.
We watched movies, music videos and just plain relaxed. A very nice, relaxing day, in other words—Like Christmas should be, I think.