With my daughter…and members of her family: mother, uncle, grandfather and step-grandmother.
[B]In Germany, Christmas Eve[/B] is celebrated with an evening meal usually consisting of a potato salad and wiener-wurstchen sausages.
After dinner, I took Amy for a short walk…itÂ´s around 7 p.m. so of course itÂ´s dark. Our “task” is to try to spot SantaÂ´s sleigh wooshing through the sky, low over the roof tops. We actually caught a glimpse of him 2 years ago when she was still only 6 or 7…sheÂ´s 9 now so Santa is becoming much more elusive!
We go back into the house and the presents are shared from under the Christmas tree…including those in a sack that the jolly man dropped off while we were out…as you can see, Amy did quite well.
[B]Christmas day[/B]: The obligatory visit to the grandparents…in a village in a forest about 30km away…nice place actually. Lunch is The Feast: roast goose, potato dumplings and pickled red cabbage, with a couple of New Zealand wines, followed by ice-cream and coffee. Burp!
[B]Boxing day[/B]: We decided to be a bit different this time and have a barbeque outside…sort-of outside. We used the uncleÂ´s workshop…cleared aside drill-presses and motor bikes in various stages of restoration, covered some of the not-so-politically correct posters, and set up a couple of tables. We had a zucchini soup for starters, and an extra good potato salad with lots of steak, lamb and sausages, and penguins made from olives…!
I usually take a friendÂ´s huskies for runs during this period of the year, but one recently died, and one of the two in the attached picture is sick…so, with no snow around itÂ´s not much fun for them at the moment.
In the evening we had a traditional English Christmas pudding…it was the end…we could hardly move