Hand Painted Reindeer Christmas Ornaments

Hand Painted Reindeer Christmas Ornaments

The past few months I have been dabbling in Adobe Illustrator. So, I thought I would have an attempt at creating a Christmas ornament for the kids using my laser cutter and some small electronics. I started by drawing my vector shape reindeer in Illustrator. I had some problems with K40 Whisper (cutting program) picking up the vector cut lines when outputting a SVG straight from Illustrator. I had to open the file in Inkscape and set the stroke to…

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Toyota Xmas Party 2020

Toyota Xmas Party 2020

This year the Toyota Family Christmas party was held at Preston Peak Winery. At first, we thought that this wasn’t the most ideal choice of location for a family Christmas party. However as it turned out, it was quite a fun filled afternoon. The kids had a large jumping castle to bounce on. There were plenty of outdoor oversized games to play, like chess and naughts and crosses. The highlight of every family Christmas party is the arrival of Santa,…

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Christmas Day 2019

Christmas Day 2019

Christmas day has finally arrived! Saying that, this year feels like it has gone so quickly. I started my 3 weeks of holidays on Saturday, so it has been great to relax for a few days before getting into the Christmas activities. On Christmas morning we were woken up at 1.30am by Emma, then again at 2.30am, 3.00am and finally gave in at 5.00am to open up some presents. After the kids opened their presents, we thought why not go…

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Christmas 2019 Lights at Queens Park

Christmas 2019 Lights at Queens Park

Tonight we went to the Christmas lights in the park event. Emma was dancing her routine in the park at 7:15pm. There were some technical difficulties which ran the event about half an hour late. We picked up a free ice-cream for the kids from Home Ice-Cream which was really good. It is hard to find anything these days that are truly free. As usual, the light display certainly didn’t disappoint. There were some amazing candle like lights that gave…

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Christmas 2019 Tree Lighting

Christmas 2019 Tree Lighting

Tonight we attended the lighting of the Christmas tree at Grand Central. Emma danced on stage with her dance group. Here is a short video of her performance. Here are some photos from the night. Santa is a little different without his suit on! 🙂 Santa and Mrs Claus made their appearance just after 7pm.