Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Toshi-Koshi Soba - Happy New Year!

Farewell 2012 and welcome 2013! We bid 2012 farewell in the traditional Japanese way way - with a dinner of 'toshi-koshi' or end of year soba noodles. Elise set the table with her favorite pink partyware and TM set up a mini shrine to thank the gods for 2012 (especially for the safe arrival of Victoria). With incense burning and offerings of sake and grapes to the gods, all that was left to do was enjoy a glass of champagne. May 2013 be a wonderful year!

rockin' around the christmas tree... happy holidays!

This Christmas, we decided to mix things up a bit and headed down to Apollo Bay for 5 days. With the beach right on our doorstep, it was a relaxing stay and enabled the whole family time to get to the know and enjoy my the latest addition to the family - the delightful Victoria Rose.