AusRomToday Constance Masters

Mistletoe Madness with Constance Masters


What are your plans for Christmas 2014?
Family, drink, food and fun.


Tell us about a typical Christmas in your home?
Christmas starts with my immediately family on Christmas Eve. I do a big dinner and all five of my kids plus partners and kids for those that have them all come. The kids are allowed to choose one present to open and we have a lot of fun. Christmas Day is for the rest of the family. Those that live at home have breakfast together and then it varies. We will visit my father in law and then have dinner at my Mum’s house with my family.


Any particular gift that you’d love to see wrapped and under the tree?
Not really to be honest. I love watching the littlies open their things. Some new clothes are always nice I suppose and their can never be too much chocolate 🙂


What is a typical Christmas lunch and or dinner at your house?
Seafood, pork, turkey and lots of special salads that we don’t eat through the year.


Tell us, what is one dish that gets served every single year? Is there a story behind this?
I always make a cherry trifle. The funny story with this involves the bowl. My Mum had a very fancy trifle bowl on a stand. She used to give it to me every year to put the trifle in. One year I asked her where it came from. She calmly told me that it had been my grandmothers and had been brought out on the ship from England. It was over a hundred years old! I was mortified. I am NOT known for being neat and organised. Anything could have happened to that bowl. I was very careful after that. Sadly it met an end when it fell out of my mother’s buffet. Thank goodness it wasn’t me.


Essential’s for an Aussie Christmas…
Hmm Seafood? And lots of ice for the drinks.


Your best Silly Season survival tip?
Keep your sense of humour at all costs and remember to check kids presents for the required batteries. Santa didn’t do that one year at our house and bought intend and assortment, none of which fit anything. It cost a small fortune to get batteries at the 7 Eleven.


What will you be reading this Christmas?
I don’t know yet but it will have a Christmas theme and it will be a romance.


What have been your big achievements in 2014?
I have survived my youngest son’s first year of high school and have had four books published.


What are your plans/goals for 2015.
I have a new book out for Valentine’s Day and another in the works. I hope I’m able to get some more writing done and I would love to take a cruise.



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