Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

I thought you might like a tiny taste of Christmas in New Zealand, so here is a picture of the Pohutukawa Tree.... here it is known as the New Zealand Christmas tree.

It is a coastal tree and flowers with these beautiful red blossoms every Christmas.
Most kiwis will spend some time sitting in a shade of a giant pohutukawa down at the beach at some time during the Christmas holidays.
Christmas is the start of summer holidays for us - last Christmas Eve our family spent the day at the beach and we're looking forward to lots more of that this year! It's way nicer than last minute Christmas shopping!

So for those of you who are having a white Christmas, chuck some snow around for me and I promise to wriggle my toes in the sand for you!

May you and your family have the most wonderful Christmas ever!


with lots of love from a kiwi girl in New Zealand!!

17 comments:

Glenda said...

Hmmm, yes, we have to wait until about 9.30pm to turn our Christmas lights on!
Happy Christmas from a fellow NZer! :)
Glenda

Norma said...

You're making me homesick Carolyn :) But that's ok because we're flying over on 27 Jan and will have a second 'Christmas' there with family.

My best wishes to you and yours for a lovely Christmas time, memorable summer holidays, and a healthy and happy New Year.

Heleni said...

What a wonderful pictures Carolyn. I wish you a very happy Christmas from a big white world in Holland.

gr.Heleni

Eva said...

I love the tree. it is the first time that I see it but it is so beautifl indeed!
Merry Christmas from a cold Spain...enjoy your holiday on the beach :)

Mooghiscath said...

Joyeux noël , quel contraste à la vue des photos avec la France sous la neige aujourd'hui !

ESTEFANIA said...

Que fotografías más hermosas!!!Te deseo una muy feliz navidad rodeada de tus familiares y amigos, y un nuevo año cargado de felicidad! Un beso.

Nina said...

What a wonderful tree !!!!
Nina

miniacollection said...

Merry christmas!
Geneviève

Gemma (Gempo) said...

Merry Christmas for you and your family, Carolyn.

Susanne said...

Wish you a merry christmas too, and for you also nice summer holidays.
Love, Susanne

Lataina said...

What beautiful pictures! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Have a wonderful holiday and a very Happy New Year!! =)

Susan said...

Have the Happiest Christmas ever and wonderful times with family Carolyn. Hug a pohutukawa for me, it's been many years since I saw one! We're not having real Christmas weather here yet, very cool for the time of year.

Flora said...

Here in Europe we are shivering from the cold and this is a "white Christmas" for all of us! So: what is strange to think about your summer vacation, the beach, the kiwi ... I love the blog because it gives me a sense of the world go by :-)
Merry summer Christmas from Flora

Evelien said...

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too!
Here another girl from Europe (Holland) covered in snow. I'd love to have summer now, it's so cold here!

cockerina said...

many wishes for a happy new year!
Caterina

María José- islabcn said...

Acabo de descubrir tu blog. Es todo precioso! me encanta! Felicidades por tu buen gusto. Y feliz Año Nuevo

malu2 said...

Te felicito por tener tantas cositas preciosas he pasado un rato muy agradable.Te invito a visitarme.
Feliz Año.Besos.