As usual we spent Christmas Day at my brother's place on the coast and a fine day of excellent food and and drinks it was.
I was also able to see how much my great nephew, Tate, and great niece, Zoe, had grown in the past year - a lot.
It was a pleasant sunny day, not too hot - perfect for the drive down in B's silver Mercedes with the top down - wankerama personified, but truth to tell, very windy.
Anyway, here's a few photos - kids, cat and magpies.
Tate - now three years old.
Indie, my niece's extremely laid back one eyed burmese cat. Indie is a lovely boy, amazingly relaxed and friendly. He lost his eye in an accident either with a car or dog when he was quite young, but he seems unfazed by it. He came for Xmas lunch along with the kids.
And finally some tame magpies, hanging out for a hand out.
We stayed the night and got back to Melbourne about lunchtime today. Except for the so far non appearance of Willy, the cats appeared unstressed by the experience of having to fend for themselves last night. Our neighbour, by prearrangement, fed them anyway.