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Friday, 25 December 2015

1. Christmas Day 2015

WEll, the cooking's been done and the pudding all eaten
It was standing room only cos of not enough seatin'
It was chaotic and noisy with much out loud din
Christmas at our house is guaranteed to either give you a headache or a jolly good time!

WE were 20 this year, or was it 21, wait please while I count ......there was 22 and one on the way. Hot summer's day 35°, (35° in the shade too) lots of hot food, hot pudding, hot everything. with the cooling influence of potato salad, garden salad, alcoholic egg-nog (nice but not really our style - such an unsophisticated lot are we), cold beer, cold cider and cold soft drink. Pity we ran out of cider, I wouldn't mind a cider now.

The man in the red suit made an appearance mid afternoon (after pudding) and gave stockings filled with jelly babies, fags, sticky sweets, lollies and lots of other junk guaranteed to annoy the parents of the little darlings.

After that, it was present opening time (the man in the red suit had left as he had to feed his koala, and his six big boomers pulling his holden ute were getting a tad restless), big mess on the floor, lots of joyous delight and look at this, and thank-you nan/auntie/uncle/whoever and merry rumbulations all around.

After that, it was time for some to drift off into the sunset (well. not it was sunset, I just said that because it sounded good and that's what they say in the movies!) time to go, time to say goodbye and then there were, many? MMM, eventually the merry makers leave and there is now only moi. While ot's good to have the chaotic noise and rush rush rush over, it's very quiet around here at the moment bar the whirring of the fan as it circualtes to dry the dripping sweat off my brow as I sit here in my little room typing out these Christmas words.

The majority were dressed appropriately for a typical Aussie hot summer day - singlet, shorts and thongs, although there were a few who were flash as a rat with a gold tooth!

Just for a laugh, though it's not really Australian it is added for amusement.....

Quote of the day: "Everybody wears these thongs, they're very common. Especially in the North Pole" ~ Santa

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