A Quick EOY Picture Post

The table set for Christmas brunch

Hi dear folk.

Here is a quick picture post of how we fared on Xmas day.

We decided to do a simple brunch this year......

Eggs, fried mushrooms, baked Tom thumb tomatoes and bacon (!)

....and fresh fruit. We also had Greek yoghurt and honey for
the fruit - yum!

Croissants and muffins. Some of the croissants just might
have been chocolate ones.

Puff pastry and chocolate ganache baked Xmas tree

After that, we cleared the table and had lots of fun constructing and decorating our gingerbread houses (prepared previously from scratch). A glass or three of my deadly Xmas punch added to everyone's dexterity!

The brunch table transformed into a hive of activity....

....constructing and decorating our gingerbread houses.
All of us channeling our inner child.

Some went minimalist.

Some went gaudy 

Some succeeded ..... very nicely indeed.

And then there was coffee and finger sweets.....

Home made from scratch peanut butter balls, strawberry
LCM's, rocky road and lemon slice.

Later on in the evening, once we had digested a little, we brought out the home made cheesecake - but I forgot to take a picture sorry.

We're winding up things here at Mr Home Maker and getting ready for 2018.

All the best of life's blessings to all of you - take care and stay nice!



  1. What a feast, we were only saying next year we might do something a little different, your buffet meal sounds good to me, and such fun with the gingerbread houses, I would love to have a go after a few glasses of wine.

    1. It was a lot of fun - sure beats sitting around doing nothing all afternoon.

  2. What a lovely time you all had together, Mr.HM! It is nice to do something different for a change.

    1. We have done Xmas the same way for years - so we just thought we would try something different. It was a success.

  3. Love the gingerbread houses idea...that would've been such fun! Meg:)

  4. Looks like you had a lovely Christmas celebration. The gingerbread house decorating looks like a lot of fun, especially everyone doing it together. See you in 2018!

  5. I almost skipped making gingerbread cookies this year, as I ran out of time. But at the last minute, my heart decided it couldn't break with tradition. I stayed up late that evening.

    It's great to see others enjoying the decorating fun of gingerbread! Your brunch looked enjoyable and reduce-stressed. As usual, we over catered for family and have been eating leftovers, ever since. Which is great for the food budget, as we haven't needed to visit the shops for anything but milk. ;)

  6. Huge blessings to you and your family for 2018 Mr HM, thank you for always inspiring! :)

  7. God's blessing on you and your loved ones in the coming year, MH. I hope you keep sharing those nuggets of study and interest too!


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