A pretty fine Christmas Day

Well we did as we said we would do. Spent Christmas Day on a milk run. All better than I could have anticipated. At the first farm, there were far fewer flies this time, the baby looked exquisite in her crips white baby gro and the mom presented us with home made Christmas cake and cold drinks. So kind and thoughtful. Then at the third farm – the one I previously described as very well run and clean – they had left a box of chocolates and a Christmas card for us…

All went very smoothly and we got to the factory in good time to take our lunch to the river bank to a pleasant tree shaded spot with table and bench provided. We munched on crayfish and prawns, with mayonnaise and lemon, antipasto and crisp green salad, washed down with our cold drinks. Too delicious and peaceful. There was a longish wait to pump out the milk but we got home at 7.30 pm in good time to skype with the family in Johannesburg. Roxanne loved the present her mother had bought on my behalf – a toy town tree house with a winch and room in the canopy complete with baby wrapped up in a leaf. They have the bakery and post office to match so will soon have a comnplete little village to play fantasy games in. The girls all looked relaxed and happy and gave us positive vibes, they seemed to be having a lovely time together and not for the first time recently I wondered what I am doing in Australia!

We had planned to follow our family ritual and light brandy over the little Christmas puddings but it didn’t light, I should have warmed all up first… so we had puddings soaked in brandy and brandy custard! and then Al to sleep and me to complete the setting up of my new kindle. What a thrill – I am going to read The Girl who kicked a hormet’s nest – tomorrow! After I have tidied the house, it’s a tip, and prepared for our trip south to stay with A and K… big waves are predicted – so
Al will be a happy boy…

And another unusual and relaxed – not to mention profitable Christmas has passed. I wonder what next Christmas will bring, where will we all be? What will we have done in 2012. I know what I hope for… in broad strokes …but truly cannot put it into precise language. Can you articulate your hopes for 2012 in precise terms? Let me know.

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About retrocentricaussie

We are a pair of ageing 'gypsies' who find junk and sell antiques, especially objects from the art nouveau/art deco years and old and well-loved tools. We also occasionally buy antiques as well!! We haunt clearance sales, garage sales, charity shops and sometimes dumps. Lately we have even been to a 'proper' auction. The thrill is in the chase for good stuff at prices we can afford and still sell the items on at a profit sufficient to support us. We recycle what other people don't want anymore, we find new homes for nice things. We sell at markets and antique fairs, swap meets and wherever else we can find. Our clientele are mostly ordinary people who want something they can afford that will enhance their quality of life. We are especially pleased when generation Y buy from us. It suggests that appreciation of quality and good design is still part of our modern aesthetic.
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3 Responses to A pretty fine Christmas Day

  1. Cheryl says:

    Hi Lynette and Alan,
    Thanks for the lovely blog – I could picture the two of you so clearly. Have a wonderful 2012. Hope we get to see you sometime. That would be one of my wishes for 2012, as well as travelling to other exotic places, having good health and seeing Chester back at school! Lots of love, Cheryl and Brian

    • Oh yes we wish similar with knobs on – especially the bit about good health and seeing Chester back at school.

        retrocentric aussie Alan and Lynette Sinclair We Buy and Sell +61 7 33895842 +61 431220334 (Lynette) +61 413243022 (Alan)

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  2. Moira Keymer says:

    Hi Lyn Thanks for the call on my birthday. it was such a gift to connect and say hello again. These holidays have been a real rest for us. Tended to hole up and enjoy being home alone. On Old Years night we made sushi ( more than we could eat) and quaffed it down with loads of champagne. We then went to bed. it was one of my best new years ever. So uncomplicated and peaceful. May you have a good year ahead, enjoying that which you love to do and ditching the stuff you hate. Love to Al
    Moira

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