2012 was the last time I was home for Xmas.
During the time in between I’ve been taken in by countless families in Latin America, Berlin and the Balkans. I’ve been shown so much love and hospitality, the theme ‘family’ permeating all of my travels. Now I am finally together with all of my family again. I’m so thrilled and grateful to have a beautiful family and home to call my own.
Mum’s creative resourcefulness
Agapanthus, camelia foliage, twigs and pine cones
Mum (left) and aunty Kerry (right)
A natural entertainer
The only sign of snow
Reindeer and their shadows
Gourmet e v e r y t h i n g
Each meat and salad with its own accompaniment
Poppin’ bon bons
Kerry on wrinkles: “I see photos of myself now and think, “Oh really? That is how everybody sees me?” I remember a much more ‘youthful’ me.”
She can barely hear, see or walk, but is still cracking jokes
Oh Christmas Tree
Tell me a story Alex
Dad was horizontal before I had finished eating
The chivalrous human present
My beautiful mother
All the cousins
Dad: “GET OUT OF IT”
Mum’s side of the family
A heated game of backgammon. Steve, “It’s a test of true character.” He rolled double 4s at the death to win.
Nana, 92, admittedly her favourite colour is green