Saturday, 25 December 2010

Happy Christmas!!

We wish all our friends and family a very happy Christmas from the sunshine of South Africa! We miss you all and hope that you are having lots of mulled wine and mince pies for us. We miss some of the usual British/Farrell/Slennett Christmas activity but it has been fun to share some traditions from other cultures and to remember that Christmas is so much more than just traditions anyway. We are off to the Ship today, which will be fun to show Tommy's sister our home and to join with the rest of the crew in celebrating our Saviour's birth.

 We get to have two Christmas trees this year, drawn by the boys. And we had tons of Christmas cards arrive just yesterday thanks to some kind friends thinking of us and many of the youth from our church - thanks Impact group - your cards made our day and are decorating our playroom :-)
 One of the Christmas activities last week was to make gingerbread houses. Yesterday on Christmas eve we were served a very special candlelit meal and part of the dessert was to eat them - this was the one our table got to demolish made by some of our friends. It didn't look this good once we had finished with it!

Whatever you are doing and wherever you are we hope you enjoy this Christmas day, not just for the traditions and fun, but as a true celebration of something significant.

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