When I moved to Australia (just a few months shy of ten years ago), I inherited a lovely group of friends thanks to my husband. Our group consists of four couples and we have nine children between us.
Each year we gather together to celebrate Christmas, enjoy delicious food and a drink or two, play cricket with the kids if the weather is good, and laugh at the expense of each other as only good friends can do!
We celebrated last Sunday in a friend’s garden… and I took lots of photos! My friends are a bit shy so I haven’t included pics of them, but I thought you’d enjoy a tour of the garden? It’s set in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges… and I am in love with it!
The vegie-patch is full of interesting shapes and display pieces to add interest.
I love all the pots, the curved shapes of the vegie beds, and the plant-filled bird cages that are scattered around.
Here, my friend uses an old single bed-stead as a trellis.
And I have a passion for flower-filled wheelbarrows (I have three at home!)
You can just make out Mr SUDs up at the drinks table in this picture. He’s not much of a drinker… Diet caffeine-free coke is his beverage of choice! I was drinking a Rose wine. Hic!
There are interesting lanterns, ornaments and gazebos scattered around… as well as a cubby and tree-swing for the kids.
A very beautiful day was had by all!
I adore this picture of Rosie, the sweet little love!
Have you had many Christmas get-togethers’ this year? Where do you like to celebrate?
Till next time!
Warm wishes! Vikki xo