Kia Ora friends and Merry Kiwi Christmas from the Cotters! We are a day ahead so we actually just wrapped up our Christmas weekend.
We’ve been staying with James’ Aunt and Uncle and cousins up in Tauranga (Bay of Plenty) and boy has it been good fun! Now, usually we are with my family for Christmas, lots of kiddos, a turkey, pie, etc. Yes, the good ‘ole American Christmas. Obviously we are not in TX this year and traditions have been swapped a bit for Kiwi Christmas traditions in New Zealand.
Summer weather meant picking fresh fruit from the orchards outside, pouring a glass of wine that just happened to be local of course, strolling on the beach and soaking up some sun, firing up the grill for a Kiwi Christmas “Barbie,” taking advantage of seeing kiwi cousins and laughing lots, playing tennis in the backyard all afternoon, and let’s not forget…the Christmas Pavlova (how I love that it is Gluten free too!).
It’s definitely been a “new” experience for this Texas Family Gal but it makes me happy to see the hubs home here with family. We never get to see them so we are taking full advantage while we can.
Tomorrow (our boxing day) we will head out to Auckland for another couple weeks of training. More travel time in the car but it’s definitely worth it for this journey!
Servings: 1 pavlovaPrint
What are your NEW or OLD Holiday Traditions this year?
I always love to hear!