Redcliffe Pier

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

ALL OVER RED ROVER

Christmas day has been and gone. We had a lovely time with our eldest, Carol-Ann and David but we missed the youngest, Sonya, Bernie, Fox and Banjo who celebrated in LA. We ate and drank and were merry. I hope you had a Merry Christmas too.
 SIL David prepares the Snapper Fish.

 TOH prepares the salads and wine. I help with a cuddle.

 We had a quiet lunch this year of fish, prawns, ham and salads. We had to eat inside with air-conditioning on instead of on the deck, as it was far too hot to be outside. Then we opened presents before dessert of mince pies, fruit salad and brandy sauce.

One of my presents was a  prime lens for my camera. I started practicing with it straight away.


31 comments:

  1. Mmmm not really. Chateauneuf-Du-Pape

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  2. Ah! a prime lens for a Chrissy present Diane .... Now how come Santa didn't bring me one? I would have been like you and put it to good use pronto!

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  3. Looks like a beautiful Christmas. A prime lens sounds like the perfect gift, you seem to have a knack with it already.

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  4. lovely photos Diane - you were too hot outdoors and we were wet and windy and much cooler on Christmas day. Not an outdoors day down here either. Snappy lens you got; perfect gift I would say.

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  5. CHEAP bottle of "plonk" - goodness!
    I think you should come here with the camera and photograph my "Black and Blue" body.
    Are you sure that TOH is really happy with that so close up shot of his face?
    The Moustache and beard look good, not so sure about the eyebrows?
    Ah Noosa Beach, now that is where you wear wretched thongs, not paddling in street puddles or walking over stupid wooden bridges which cover Moreton Bay tree roots.
    Anyhow looks like you had a great day with David and Carol-Ann.
    Cheers
    Colin( He who won't wear thongs again in a suburban street - wet or dry!)

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  6. glad you enjoyed your christmas. your table looks lovely. nice to have family around isn't it? your prime lens looks like it is quite specky if the photo of yoh is anything to go by. it's all over for another year.

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  7. Looks like you had a fabulous time! You all look great and that dinner looks wonderful. I'm coming next year. :)

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  8. I am already looking forward to the 2013 pictures with your new lens.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. Hi Diane, look like a nice holiday dinner with your family. Congrats on your new lens. The photos are great!

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  10. We had to sit inside too, but not because of the heat ha,ha. You made a very nice photo with the new lens of TOH.

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  11. Great photos and a new lens too? You must have been a really good girl this year :).

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  12. Diane Merry Christmas I know I am a little late but when you have a house full of family and love you know how it is. I can see you were having the same love and excitement. B

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  13. what is a prime lens? the photos are wonderful. i love the close ups shot of TOH... mother used to make Snapper like that, we would go to the fish market in Savannah and she would get the biggest red snapper they had and put lemons on it and bake. wish i had a piece right now. looks like you had a super nice Christmas..except for the AC part. we have had several Chrismtas in the past with AC but this year we had to use the heat when we woke up.

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  14. I like how you help cook! LOL Loving the new lens, can't wait to see all the new creations!

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  15. Now that's a good pressy, I see much fun being had with this. I'm getting the urge to update my camera now !! Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas Diane.

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  16. We had a very nice Christmas too and had to eat inside because of the cold and the rain :) !

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  17. I like what you've made with the new lens! Glad you had a lovely Christmas and now on to the New Year.

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  18. It looks like you had a lovely Christmas! The news lens will be a lot of fun for you. I need to upgrade my camera!

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  19. Christmas dinner and air conditioning just don't go together, but you and that lens seem to be a match made in heaven. Can't wait for your photos next year.

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  20. Awesome photos, Diane, looks like a great time and food.

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  21. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. I'm positive TOH appreciated your help with the salad. I look forward to seeing more photos with your new lens.

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  22. I love your practice shots with your new lens, very nice indeed! Which lens are you shooting with now?

    I can't even fathom having to eat indoors with AC on, we have to eat indoors with the heat turned way up! lol I sure wish at this time of year I had a fireplace, one day I will.

    Wishing you a blessed and Happy New Year!

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  23. Oooh a new lens, what a joy. Santa bought me a new A3 colour printer which I have been putting to good use too. I have been picking out the best of the thousands of ordinary to do some prints.

    Talking of prints ... I love that run of grapes on your kitchen wall.

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  24. Hi Diane! Hope you are having a great season! Sorry for the absence, but 2012 was definitely a difficult year here in Portugal, and even worse for me...
    Wish you a very Happy 2013, and enjoy Grenada in Blogtrotter Two!

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  25. It looks like you had a fantastic Christmas. A new lens? It seems to be doing quite well. Love your last two photos.

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  26. Your camera skills will know no bounds now.

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  27. Re wine, I guessed it wasn't cheap, having read about it elsewhere.

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  28. Diane, a lovely Christmas feast. The picture of Bill is fantastic.

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  29. Lovely bokeh with your new lens. (Of course, I'm not envious...ha!) Lovely shot of the two of you in the kitchen too. Sounds like you had a good time, though I'm sure you missed your little boys.

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