Christmas With Family

It’s been 6 years since my sister Ella and I had Christmas together with Mum and Peter. When I wasn’t biking or sailing, she was in Spain, so the years have ticked by without a ‘full’ family. We are now all gathered in Sydney, Ella and Daniel’s home, enjoying the traditional celebrations and each others company at last.

Joining us this year for our Danish eve dinner were our friends Jess and Duncan (of “Alliance”) and Jess’ Dad, Jeff. It was a ton of fun, and we are all still recovering!

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The bike gang sets out from Newcastle

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75kms later, we rest in Wyong, waiting for the train to Sydney

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We’re not alcoholics – we’re pirates!

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Ella and I in the kitchen

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Jess and Duncan join our family!

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As does Jeff, Jess’ Dad.

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The “Head Monkey Bear” and the youngest Monkey Bear gather around the tree

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It’s Danish tradition that lets the youngest take charge of the presents – thankfully, i’m always the youngest!

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Ella and Daniel getting excited

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Jess gets a Cornish-pirate dvd!

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The anticipation…

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We love our bikes!

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Duncan getting into his new cookbook

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Charlie better get brewing!

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Mum unwraps her humungous present – a Moroccan tagine!

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Charlie and Duncan fight it out at backgammon

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Peter and Susan (mum)

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Gather round the christmas table..

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Ella and I practice the ‘squinge’ (a supposedly ‘seductive’ photo-face Daniel has been teaching us!)

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