From both Dearne and I we wish you all a brilliant Christmas Day. Unfortunately the weather in Whangamata has not been the kindest but the kids don’t seem to mind. They are spending plenty of time in the pool and at the skate ramp so all cannot be too bad. While not everyone could be with us today (Renee on the Gold Coast, Tiffany in Hamilton and Josh is in Bali, Nicky in Perth and Wayne and Ali in Canberra), it has been great having Tina, Lesley and Jesh here and to have Rod’s younger brother Craig and his daughter Courtney and children from Gisborne staying with us
After the ‘big present time’ this morning we are all having a relaxing afternoon in preparation for a very social evening. Keep safe and well everyone and we will catch up with you all in the new year.