We traveled back to Pukekohe from Napier just before Christmas.
On Christmas morning we opened a few jokey presents. We gave Joc and Albert Alaska socks with moose on them (made in China, of course.) I got covers for ice-box dishes and Jerry got a New Zealand calender.
In Pukekohe at Jocelyn and Albert’s Joc and I cooked Christmas dinner for four of us. Here are 3 of us. I am behind the camera.
On Boxing Day all of Albert’s and most of Jocelyn’s progeny came for a cook-out. Jocelyn met her newest great-granddaughter, Georgine who was 5 weeks old and already had a passport because she came with her parents from Australia for the holidays. Joc has 4 greats now, 2 boys and 2 girls.
We arrived home on the 29th (another story). On New Years day my grandson James, his wife, Maria and son, Julian came for dinner.
Julian takes after his father in food preferences. He likes red meat and smoked salmon dip with chips. I made pavlova which he ate a little bit of.
The new year rolls on. The mountain is still there.