A very Aussie Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas to you all! It's all over bar the shouting here in Australia, but for those in the US and elsewhere, I hope you are enjoying your day!

It has been a slightly mild start to our summer (it was hotter in September when I was attempting to run 9km without collapsing!). This was doing the Facebook rounds:

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So, it hasn't felt very "Christmassy". We did finally get around to putting up some lights on Christmas Eve...

Santa was left his all-important snacks...

Christmas Day dawned bright and sunny, with the prospect of a typical Australian "hot" Christmas lunch!

The day started early for Hubby, who couldn't sleep (too excited?) and went for a Christmas swim instead...

But during the night, Santa came!! (Wombat Girl: "Mummy, did you get to sleep before Santa arrived?"  Me: "I didn't hear him, so I must have!")

Even Winnie the Pooh was excited!

We picked up Nanna, and then it was time for some present opening!

There were books galore...

Board games too...

And then, it was time to eat...

Tiramisu almonds!

Fruit mince pies


Beer and spice glazed ham

Prawns and oysters with mango aoili

BBQd chorizo, baby potatoes and haloumi


Afternoon quiet time...

And it just wouldn't truly, ruly be Christmas without Christmas toilet paper...

...and a southerly change to cool off after a hot day!

...and lovely summer fruits for dessert!

So, no matter where or how you celebrated, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas, with lots of joy, peace and happiness.


  1. The food looks wonderful! What is hubby holding up?

  2. How funny that here in Indiana didn't feel like Christmas either. It was a beautiful sunny 48 degree day. No Snow, no fire crazy!

    I love the picture of your husband slicing the Christmas ham outside!

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  3. He was trying to hold up his eyelids most of the day (LOL)! He got chilli plants for Christmas!!! Red hot ones, Thai really hot ones and yellow sweet mild ones. We have to find somewhere to plant them now :-)

  4. At least you got in the pool at the start. We had rolling thunderstorms all day. But on the plus side it did help keep the temp down for the day.
    glad you had a great day.


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