Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tuesday Tune: Christmas in July-Part II.

Since it is nearly the end of July I thought I might share some pictures and memories from our annual Christmas in July luncheon! (Please click here if you would like to read Part 1 where I talk about the origins of Christmas in July)

We had a wonderful time eating lots of Christmas food like fruit mince pies, roasted chicken and turkey and cranberry sauce, mulled wine (Jamie Oliver's recipe) and we even enjoyed Brussels sprouts! It was a great afternoon!

I hope you enjoy this little movie I made of our Christmas luncheon. In the background you might recognize the beautiful Troika or "Sleigh Ride" music from Lieutenant Kije by Sergei Prokofiev.

Have you ever posted a song on your blog? If so, then I would love it if you could link up with me each Tuesday-you can link with an older post too! I love listening to all kinds of music and I love listening to the music that my blogging friends from all over the world share at the Tuesday Tune Linky Party.

Thank you for visiting today. I hope that you all have a wonderful week!

Best wishes,
Natasha In Oz 
Christmas...is not a date.  It is a state of mind.  Mary Ellen Chase


  1. It feels so odd, yet kind of exciting to be thinking about Christmas! I think I love Christmas music year round. Everything looks so tasty..looks like lots of fun! :D

  2. wow1 i wish its Christmas already.

    nice post!

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    Have a great weekend.

  3. LOVE the pics and vid darl! Looks like a fun gathering with tasty yummy treats!

  4. I just love Christmas!!! And it's exactly six months away!! Tonight I am actually working on some knit Christmas presents...I should put some carols on to inspire me! Have a very Merry Christmas in July :)

  5. Everyday can be Christmas when it comes to preparing a good meal and enjoying it!!!

  6. It looks strange for the second time !!! Christmas in July..............I can not get used to it !!.......beautiful pictures from beatiful party.......happy sunday my love.....hugs from me........

  7. Natasha, I have enjoyed your Christmas in July, and the slide show was a fun way of being there with you. My mother used to make mince pie, and it was delicious.

    Thank you for sharing Troika. It started my day well.

  8. Great mosaics! Christmas in July sounds like so much fun! A little Christmas magic is always good for the heart and mind!!

  9. Hi there, thanks for your comment on my buttermilk/kinder surprise cupcakes :)

    Christmas in July is such a lovely idea; I wish I had the time to organize it. Your decorations look very lovely too.

    Ps. I've never met another blogger from Brisbane! How exciting.

  10. Oh wow.. oh wow!! I'm in the Christmas mood already.. :-)

  11. Wish I had been there!

    Love always,


  12. That looks wonderful and cozy! Love the Christmas treats!

  13. Thank you for visiting my site Natasha and for sharing that beautiful music "Troika". I could eat one of those little fruit mince pies right now - they look scrummy!
    Dianne xx

  14. Thank you for coming to visit! I loved your CIJ post! The video was awesome!

  15. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all! Summer is almost over! Fall will soon be here and then, Christmas. Ack! Guess it's never too early to get started!

  16. Natasha,
    That was wonderful. How lovely to have Christmas in July when it is cold outside. Here were are sweltering in the heat and having Christmas in July. I love everything, and the music was delightful. Looks like everyone had a wonderful time, and your food looks so delicious that now I am hungry.

    Have a lovely Monday.

  17. Natasha, I always get a bit grumpy when people start talking about Christmas in July! It does make more sense to celebrate a bit in the Southern Hemisphere when it is a bit colder! Thanks for the background in Part 1! Joni

  18. This is such a good idea; I'd love to try it one year - maybe next year!

  19. We used to have Christmas in July all the time when the kids were young. Everyone is so busy in December, July was the perfect time. It was funny with Christmas decorations and food, while swimming in the pool.

  20. Natasha, how lovely to meet you. I love your photographs. I need to so that more.
    I am off to have a good looke around what you can do in 5 minutes.

  21. Christmas now and December too--perfect!! Brussels sprouts??? Might not be part of our tradition, but I bet you enjoyed them!


  22. It looks like fun to clebrate a second Christmas in July! It's too wonderful a holiday not to want to repeat it sooner. Your dinner menu sounds so delicious!

  23. Oh no….I am not ready for Christmas yet…. But I enjoyed your post and love the Christmas treats!
    Sweet Blessings,

  24. Oh, what a fun post, Natasha! This makes me wish that Christmas was here!


    Sheila :-)

  25. It's such a fantastic idea ... and it looks like you had a great day. Your photos were great.

  26. Such fun you all had. Have a grand week! Cathy

  27. Really liked the music, and of course you always have a beautiful post.
    Mom and daughter look alike - both pretty gals.
    I should begin preparations now, and maybe I would be ready for Christmas. Every December I say, "I should have started earlier."

  28. Natasha,
    What great fun!!
    I wish I could keep my home decorated for Christmas all year long sometimes!!
    I started a new blog,www.aDebbie-dabbleChristmas.blogspot.com
    if you haven't found it yet and I can't remember if I mentioned it to you before!!


  29. That party looks wonderful! Thanks for stopping by. Epcot is our favorite park too.

  30. I just love how you ended this post, perfect.

  31. What a lot of fun that must have been! I like the idea of visiting Christmas at time when no one else is thinking of it - just the food and company would be fine for me - no gifts or stress or pressure, just the fun!

  32. Even had Brussels sprouts, now that's what I call dedication!
    I suppose in December you have a beach BBQ??

  33. Hi there! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! Lovely blog you have:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com


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