Here's what we've been up to this week, doing a 'Christmassy' activity each day.
Wrap the presents: I love giving presents!
Bake Christmas goodies: I tried out some new festive recipes this year - cranberry truffles, Christmas muffins and gingernuts.
Donate a toy to put under thecommunity Christmas tree: Pete built a dolls house for this appeal.
Invite the neighbours over: It's nice to get together before people go away on holiday.
Put up the fairy lights outside: That was Pete's job. I don't 'do' ladders & heights!
Listen to Christmas carols: I love the 'Little Drummer Boy' and 'O Come, All Ye Faithful'. Anything except 'Frosty the Snowman'!
Drive to see the Christmas lights: The American custom of decorating the outside of your house and your garden with extravagant displays of Christmas themed lights (think illuminated Santa and his reindeer on the roof, and that's just a start!) has caught on here in New Zealand. So after a picnic dinner at the beach and a walk along the shore, we drove around the town looking at the lights.
I hope you've had a good week and have been able to spend time enjoying the lead-up to Christmas.