Christmas Festivities

Christmas has always been a special and magical time for me, and growing up in the Northern hemisphere quite a different experience as to how the Christmas Festivities are celebrated here in New Zealand. When we came to New Zealand in 1967 and celebrated our first Christmas, my Mother was quite insistent in keeping to the old ways – full on roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, cooked ham, home made plum pudding steamed, home