Mistletoe Madness with Annie Seaton
What are your plans for Christmas 2014?
This year both of our children will be in town and we have Plan A and Plan B. If the weather is kind, we are going to jump in our boat and head up the local river to our secret beach that our grandson has named Dinosaur Beach. We will pack prawns and salads and relax beneath the trees in the Aussie bush. If the weather is inclement we will have the baked dinner at home with all the trimmings.
Tell us about a usual Christmas in your home?
We leave our presents beneath the tree until the grandchildren arrive and generally have a huge feast of ham and eggs while we are waiting. Once the presents are unwrapped, we will go for a walk on the beach and then have lunch. A lovely day spent with family.
Any gift in particular that you’d love to see wrapped under the tree?
Like Amy Andrews, I would like to have extra time. One day in the week just to relax and read would be fabulous.
What is a typical Christmas lunch and/or dinner at your house?
Every year we say…we will have salads this year-refer answer at the top. But every year about this time my husband says…let’s have a baked dinner and plum pudding!
Tell us, what is the one dish that gets served every single year? Is there a story behind this?
Always ham and eggs for breakfast. Real ham carved off the leg. It was a tradition when I was growing up and we have passed it on to our children too.
Essentials for an Aussie Christmas…
Family close by, cool breezes, and a cricket bat and tennis ball for the Christmas day match after lunch.
Your best Silly Season survival tip?
When you say I will not eat and drink too much…laugh and accept you will.
What will you be reading this Christmas?
I downloaded the complete set of the Anne of Green Gables series and I will revisit my childhood and read them between Christmas and New Year.
What have been your big achievements in 2014?
The biggest achievement was snaring a print deal for a three book series with Pan Macmillan Australia. I opened that email in London and it was a very sweet moment One of the most satisfying was having several books published this year and getting my back list growing.
What are your plans/goals for 2015?
In 2015 I will be celebrating the launch of my first print book, Kakadu Sunset, in July. I am also looking forward to working with other authors in an indie initiative I have started up –Emerald Romance. I will be completing the other two books in my print series and writing a few other novellas. LOL..in my spare time.
Find Annie’s latest Holiday Collection here, and keep an eye out for the upcoming Holiday Collection Book 2 with three great authors including my latest book, A Ghostly Christmas, which will be released on 13th December
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