Meri Kirihimete

these are the days for lots of kai and time spent closely with the ones we love. there is nothing quite like christmas in the kiwi summer.  we replace strange knitted jumpers with light cotton and linens, new bathers, and bare feet.  hot cocoa for ice cold beverages. heavy fruit cake with fresh fruit pav. games by the fire becomes non-stop cricket outside on the lawn. we count down the days one chocolate at a time and can barely sleep knowing soon we will be laughing with our friends and family