I'm resisting the urge to be completely overtaken by Christmas panic! This end of the year seems to be an endless whirlwind of christmas parties, school breakups, concerts, Kris Kringles, and catch-ups with friends. Any one of these events taken individually would be great fun but the ceaseless back to back celebrating is making my eye twitch. I'm starting to wish I could hide behind the Christmas tree in my pyjamas, with a copy of Great Expectations until the parties are all over!! I haven't even started my Christmas shopping and it's less than a week until we celebrate with my side of the family. But instead of spiralling into complete scrooge-like behaviour, I'm popping on the Christmas carols, channelling Mary and trying to emanate an aura of calm ("It's totally fine Joseph, don't worry about the manure. I'll just birth our baby on this hay bale and he can sleep in the feed trough.")
In pursuit of this calm, today we headed to a local berry farm to pick a mountain of juicy Logan, Silvan, Young and Boysen berries. We'll package up our goodies for teacher gifts. It was great to avoid the shops, support a local family and get the kids involved in the gift gathering.
While we're on a berry theme I thought I'd sneak in some pics of the berry tarts I made for last night's CFA christmas bash… because yum!