Christ­mas time is all about fam­ily and food

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

David Hart­nell: ‘‘We al­ways cel­e­brate Christ­mas with the fam­ily start­ing with a late brunch which usu­ally goes on for most of the day. We don’t re­ally do much ex­cept sit around and rem­i­nisce and eat, eat and then eat some more.

‘‘We al­ways watch the Queen’s mes­sage. It’s only a big day be­cause the en­tire fam­ily is to­gether which is about 14 peo­ple. Thank God we all get on well.’’

The gos­sip colum­nist is hop­ing Santa brings him a new iPad.

‘‘My fa­vorite Christ­mas mem­o­ries are as a young child hav­ing Christ­mas din­ner with my grand­par­ents. My grand­mother used to go all out with the Christ­mas din­ner. Ev­ery year I put out the hand­made lit­tle Fa­ther Christ­mas she had on her Christ­mas ta­ble all those years ago.

‘‘She bought th­ese back in the 1930s. They’re a lit­tle tatty now and not as glam­orous as they once were but they re­mind me of her Christ­mas din­ners. I could never part with them.’’

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.