Merry Christmas

Australian Native Swag

Australian Native Swag

It is the morning of Christmas Eve and I am writing this blog before I get going for the day, still some baking and last minute shopping to do.  It is Christmas in Australia and that means it is hot. Yesterday was 38c (100f) and it didn’t get below 28c (82f) last night.  The cool change is due sometime this morning so it will be cooler for Christmas.

We are having a mixture of traditional and typical Australian Christmas fare.  There will be turkey, ham and plum pudding, but also seafood and ice-cream.  We will be drinking Champagne and mango daiquiri, plus some of our great Australian wines.

I love Christmas and the excitement is building in the house.  It smells of pine from the Christmas tree, shortbread baking and there is the rustle of presents being wrapped.  The dogs are excited, but they are not sure why and getting under everybody’s feet.

I hope all of my readers have a lovely Christmas wherever you are, however you celebrate and your day is as fun and full of family love as I know mine will be.

Australian Christmas Wreath by Matthew-Watt

Australian Christmas Wreath by Matthew-Watt

I had to share this picture with you, it is our native parrots who formed themselves into a Christmas wreath while eating some seed.


5 responses to “Merry Christmas

  1. Merry Christmas Karen and a Happy New Year!

  2. Merry Christmas, Karen! It is cold here, smelling like Christmas baking and our family is getting excited. I hope you have a blessed holiday. Fun parrot picture!

  3. Merry Christmas! Love the parrot picture. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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