Here in Australia, we are amongst the first people in the world to celebrate Christmas. As we get up on Christmas morning our British and European readers will be seeing out Christmas Eve at home, with friends or maybe at Midnight Mass. Some of you will quite likely already be asleep. Our friends in Canada, the USA and South America will be hours away from Christmas, yours may be beginning as ours winds down.
Christmas is a little weird for us this year. First one in a new house for me. Naomi has to work until lunchtime I think so we are not spending it together. It’s a three and a half hour drive to Sisters Beach from Oatlands and she has to work again the following day. Consequently, we celebrated Christmas on her last weekend off. We put up the decorations, exchanged gifts, had the roast dinner and Christmas pudding that we normally have, ate mince pies and way too many of our favourite Quality Street chocolates. It was lovely but it has completely mucked up my sense of time as I feel like Christmas is over before it has even begun.
I plan to cook myself a proper Christmas meal though and I saved some mince pies and Christmas pudding. I’ll probably spend the day watching Christmas movies and catching up with friends and family via the phone or internet.
Anyway, wherever you are and whether you are celebrating Christmas or not I wish you every good thing for Christmas and the New Year. Naomi and I appreciate you reading and commenting on our stories and pictures and we hope to continue sharing with you all next year.
As Tiny Tim would say “God Bless Us Every One.”