Some of the kitchen action on Christmas morning. The turkey stuffing is being prepared, as you can see by the expressions it's a serious business! It all paid off though with probably the most tender and delicious turkey I've ever eaten. Naturally this was followed later by some pretty serious consumption as well!
It's perfectly normal for us in New Zealand to experience sunburn at Christmas, but completely foreign to those wrapped up in a northern hemisphere winter. Canadian blog Sketches & Jottings thought so anyway, posting the Santa Parade sketches from a few weeks back on their excellent blog.
It seems way, way, to early for Christmas but the annual Santa Parade took place in Auckland yesterday. We jostled with our 3 for position amongst thousands of others in the baking afternoon sun.
Many will wake up today with sunburned shoulders, fathers across the city will wake up with sore shoulders from carrying their children, and also with a distinct twitching feeling in their back pockets for the shopping carnage that is to come.
All the usual suspects on show, the Santa float of course, reindeer, snow men etc (never looking out of place at all in the NZ summer), highland pipe bands, clowns, acrobats and some distinctly NZ content, such as kapa haka and a very large inflatable kiwi...