Friday, December 25, 2009
Christmas Day is nearly over
We have had a lovely day in Geelong, waking up late though, after watching 'The Nativity Story' on TV last night. Santa had left some small gifts for a little girl visiting from Fiji which is a place where they don't make a big fuss of those strange stories of chimneys and men in red suits and so on. However my little grand-daughter played Santa's helper throughout the day by finding objects, wrapping them up and putting parcels into the letterbox! Mostly golf balls and candies! After church at 9 a.m. there were preparations for a delicious lunch of prawns, taro, fish in lolo for a household of five. Later in the day two carloads of friends arrived to share in drinking yaqona, or tea and cakes, with plenty of yarning and singing with three guitars - Christmas carols, Fijian folk songs, 'The Lord is my shepherd'. A Labasa family. Also remembering those who are missing. We then ate leftovers and watched a New Zealand movie. Now the day is nearly over. It has been a lovely Christmas.