|Our first Christmas all by ourselves. Whilst it is sad to not have family around we did enjoy our day nevertheless. Woke up early to open up the pressies that had been arriving in the mail over the last week or so. Lots of phone calls to each of the kids and other family members then we packed up a yummy picnic and headed up the mountain. Mt Wellington looks over Hobart and we kept saying we must get up there so today was the day. Fantastic views from up the top but it was a little misty so photos are not so clear. It was also a bit chilly so, even though our original plan had been to picnic up here, we changed our mind and headed down to the botanical gardens. It was beautiful down there and we really enjoyed the laid back lunch complimented by a bottle of bubbly. Merry Christmas every one!!!!