Hello sweet peas!!
So, I told you in my first post that I would be taking a twist on Blogmas by talking about how I celebrate a Summer Christmas!!! 😀
It’s taken me six days 😉 but here we are!
Let’s start with the important stuff! 😉 For Christmas I think we do eat similar food to what people eat in England – because of our English heritage – so that much is the same. For my family usually we have a roast ham, new potatoes, salmon (because my mum and I don’t eat meat, only fish really), sometimes whitebait or cray fish, baby carrots and other seasonal veges. So, this is similar to eating a roast, except all our veges are baby ones! Sometimes, we’ll have a BBQ with things like sausages – very typical kiwi right there! 😉 For dessert we don’t have Christmas pudding, instead we usually have ice cream, pavlova, and berries such as raspberries, strawberries, blue berries, and black berries. I feel like this aspect is far different from a winter Christmas haha! 😀
So, obviously it doesn’t snow! And if it did it would be a financial disaster for farmers! 😉 Sometimes it will rain, which is a bit annoying, but over the past couple of years it’s been really beautiful and warm, with clear blue skies.
Most years when I was little we would get out the sprinkler in the garden and run and under it because it was so hot! Now that my little cousin is old enough we have revitalised this, and now we always do it! Some years we even get out water guns and chase each other around! 😉 😀
There aren’t many national traditions – maybe the pahutukawa? Even though it doesn’t grow as far south as I live! – but we have family traditions. We used to go to Christmas eve mass when I was younger, but kind of stopped after our church got damaged in the earth quakes. We are going this year, and I get to play the piano!! Yay!! 😀
On Christmas eve we always open one little gift early, which I always find so fun!! It kind of builds up the excitement!! 😉
Every year we always catch up with family on Christmas day, usually for a Christmas lunch which I always love 🙂
I think that’s about all I will tell you about for now as that’s quite a lot haha! 🙂
I hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about summer Christmas, and I will be doing a few more posts orientated around this 🙂
I would love to hear how you spend Christmas! Do you have a winter or summer Christmas? 🙂