Christmas Day

Its here. Christmas Day. Last night we went to the carol service at Stromness Baptist Church. Today we are cooking and hanging out and seeing friends. I am cooking a wicked free range Goose that grew up just over the hill from us. Stuffed with a chestnut/cranberry/bacon/mushroom stuffing and awaiting a 2001 Babich Pinot Noir – from the same vineyard in New Zealand that my dad used to buy his flagons of Golden Sherry from. Nice to have a touch of home on Christmas.

– Big present this year was a Tanglewood Rebel bass guitar and Marshall amp for kids who all want to learn to play bass. Got it used but really good condition.

– Called my Mum – she is well and the sisters in Australia all had a good Christmas with their families. We miss our families back home -in USA and Australia. But thats the price we pay for our adventure with God.

Anyway, have a good Christmas everyone.


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • Thanks for the glimpse. It is our first Christmas in our home in Winnipeg. To top it off, my wife’s & folks & sisters from Australia are here with us. Lots of Aussie traditions this year!

  • may the incarnation of the lord redeem all creation! may this bring you joy and hope!
    we are home in vilnius (same country, but 300 km away from where we live) with our families. we went to a shepherds’ mass with our franciscan brothers (we are evangelical) – what a blast, just a pitty we are not allowed into the communion. 🙁 i look forward to the day we will be all together at the king’s table!
    oh, and merry christmas to the winnipegan brothers and sisters. we lived in otterburne (some 50 km south of winterpeg) for three years and remember them with fond memmories.
    much joy and peace to you from us in his name!

  • I love how you said that… I miss my family all around the world as well, but it is a small price to pay for a life lived to the full with and for God. Merry Christmas!

  • Our first Christmas in Kelowna — good times!
    Bass guitar is God’s favourite instrument (and coincidentally what I play); good on your family for developing a wholesome and holy passion for the bass!

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