27 December 2009

CHRISTMAS 2009 at HARTIES
I think we all still have to pinch ourselves to realise that Xmas 2009 has arrived and is already making its way to 2010. We spent the day in the pleasant company of my niece, Heidi and her in-laws at Hartbeespoort Dam. We were blessed with perfect sunny weather and enjoyed seriously yummylicious food ... traditional 'boerekos' as we say here in South Africa. The menu looked like this:
    • Roasted leg of lamb with potatoes
    • Chicken pie
    • Tongue with honey mustard sauce (my personal favourite)
    • Green beans and bacon
    • Sweet pumpkin ('boere pampoen')
    • Creamed Spinach
    • Malva poeding for desert
    • Custard slices

Heidi got me hooked on Facebook's FarmVille and I have been farming like crazy ever since. Totally hooked.

I am leaving you with some pics of our Xmas 2009 and wish you all the most wonderful and happiest 2010.
Below: {Back} Yours truly, Bernhardt, Trudie & Kobus Nel {Front} Conroy, Heidi with Zander, Marko & Alisha

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22 comments:

  1. Oh I am so happy that you had a wonderful Christmas Desire!
    Your family looks so beautiful you must be so proud! Your photos as usual are so stunning thank you for sharing!
    Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year!
    hugs
    kim x

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  2. Hi Desire, looked like you all had a grand Christmas. Glad you had lots of fun...Merry Christmas to you both!!!

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  3. Wonderful family photos and I love your Holiday table too -- so festive and elegant!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy New Year!!!

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  4. Hi Desire, wow what great family pics...awww your children are darling!! So glad you had a wonderful Christmas!!! Wow your table with your creations are beautiful, love those boxes..what a great idea!!!! Hugs!

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  5. Merry Christmas Desire! Love your pics...your photography is wonderful and inspiring. I hope the New Year brings you much happiness:)

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  6. These are gorgeous pictures and the faces of the little angels are so cute. Hugs from Cyprus to all!

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  7. Wishing you a wonderful and happy 2010.
    ~Olena~

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  8. hope you had a fabulous christmas and very best wishes for 2010! hugs Debxx

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  9. you look like you had a wonderful Christmas Desire...beautiful photographs
    Mina xxx

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  10. Those photos are stunning...and must say...I love your short hair:)

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  11. The kiddies have certainly grown and what lovely pictures of them. Looks like you had an absolute feast - love the table decorations, especially the box - beautiful

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  12. wow...what beautiful photos and family chickie! and what an awesome menu! glad you had a wonderful christmas! may 2010 be filled with lots of love and laughter!
    i'm looking forward to another bloggin year with ya!

    hugz
    melody

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  14. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas Desire. You and your family look so happy. I love your beautifully set Christmas table too. Your menu sounds positively scrummy.
    Wishing you a wondeful 2010. I look forward to seeing your wondeful creations and outstanding photography.
    Hugs
    Sandra x

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  15. Wonderful photos,as ever Desire! sounds a fabulous Christmas you had and the menu is delicious! I wish you and your family the very Best of Everything for 2010! {hugs} Nettie xx

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  16. Beautiful photos Desire!
    Glas to hear you ahd a lovely family Christmas!
    Best wishes for 2010!
    Helen x

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  17. what a lovely family and your photographs are beautiful! My husband would have loved the tongue! Have a Happy New Year and I hope 2010 is a wonderful year full of promise and love!
    *hugs*
    Georgia

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  18. Looks like you had a fab Xmas Desire, great photos and I love the little boxes on the tables.
    I hope you have a very Happy 2010

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  19. What Gorgeous photos!! You have a Beautiful Family!!...love the holiday table...just Gorgeous!!...Wishing you a Happy New Year..filled with all things Wonderful!!...Holiday Hugs, Ila

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  20. Your photography is outstanding! You should consider holding an online photography course - I would definitely be interested in learning how you achieve such great photos, what equipment you use & how you blur the edges...brilliant!

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  21. Pragtige foto's! Lyk of julle 'n heerlike Kersdag gehad het saam met julle familie en boerekos bly maar net die lekkerste!!

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  22. Voorspedige nuwe jaar. My kinders het my ook verslaaf aan Farmville gemaak, sal jou as 'n vriend uitnooi en ons kan saam speel. Ek hoop die verslawing gaan gou verby.

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Desire