This season I decided to put in a veggie garden.Â This is quite unusual for me as we haven’t had a veggie garden for probably twenty years.Â Anyway,Â I’ve done it and have planted corn, spring onions, green and butter beans, carrots, beetroot, courgettes, peas , lettuce and radish.Â I am so proud of my little garden as Â everything is growing well much to my husbands amazement.Â I’ll let you know when I harvest the first crop, whicheve it may be.
Well what a day.Â Actually, it all started on Christmas Eve, when I went along toÂ Church for the Mid-night service.Â This actually started at 10.30 and as several of my guests wished to attend a Christmas service they came with me, which was really nice.Â We didn’t get home until just after 12.30am and it was an early rise for myself, 7am,Â Â as we had a special treat for Christmas breakfast.
Breakfast was served in the outdoor area.Â What more could we ask for.Â Â A Â beautiful morning, the sun was shining and not a breath of wind.Â Breakfast started with the usual continental fare but also included strawberries and cherries.Â This was followed by home-made waffles with baconÂ , grilled bananas and Maple syrup.Â Yum yum.Â I do hope that all who partook enjoyed themselves.Â Unfortunately myÂ familyÂ andÂ Â the Â grandchildren were unable to be here with us today.Â They all live in Auckland.Â
After breakfast, a planned trip to my elderly parents, where I prepared a Chistmas lunch and shared it with them, my husband Robert, Â one of my sisters and her partner and adult son.Â Â Â Â About three it was time to head back to our home and await the arrival ofÂ more guests.Â I decided that I would take a brief nap and woke 2-1/2 hours later.Â Felt really guilty, but hey its Christmas – right!
We do hope that you all have had a lovely Christmas Day and that you have happy and safe holidays.Â For those of you coming to stay, we look forward to meeting with you soon,
Â This weekend has been very busy, but enjoyable for us at Olde Mill House.Â On Saturday we hosted an end of year ChristmasÂ BBQ for myÂ workmates.Â It started with a cycle around a couple of the local vineyard cellar doors and ended up with a BBQ at Olde Mill House.Â We invite our house guests to join us.Â As the evening progressed we had a bit of a soiree where everyone had to perform an item.Â Â Â We were treated to singing, poems, dancing and a skit or two,Â a great time was had by all.
On Â SundayÂ night we had another BBQ to catch up with friendsÂ Â who will be away over Christmas.Â We had a great time reminiscing and looking forward to what the New year will bring.
Well finally it looks like summer has arrived. Lovely warm weather, a little windy but still fantastic for cycling the vineyards and having a great time. Hope to see you soon.