December was a blur. Mr Puggle spent the first couple of weeks working overseas, while the children and I were in a whirlwind of ballet rehearsals and concert, choir concerts, carols nights and general end of year school activities.
We then flew out to meet up for 10 days in the South Island of New Zealand.
It was astonishingly beautiful, and we had a great time.
We returned to Australia on Christmas Eve, and embarked on another holiday, this time with family. My middle sister is visiting from the UK with her husband and children, which is a great treat for all of us. When you add our families together, along with my youngest sister's family, and our parents, we had 8 adults and 8 children (aged 3-9) staying on one suburban block. Stir in jet lag, and it was a busy Christmas.
We've all been visiting Canberra this week, and have another week to go, split between Sydney and the coast.
We love spending time together; but it's a marathon.