I know he is cute but what is he doing on my Christmas table? I live in Australia. It is warm and sunny, thank goodness its not sweltering this year (yet). I know that this little fellow was a gift at some point and as such i feel the need to unpack him along with the other decorations each year but as i sit at my PC reading all the wonderful posts from our friends up North (i mean really North, not Queensland) and look at the wonderful pictures of snow, fir trees, sleighs and reindeers in the paddock outside (really) i wonder if they have have an ornament on their table that reflects our summer. This post is really a kick in the pants to myself, you are just along for the ride for your own enjoyment.
|If anyone has one of these, let me know.|
|Pavlova - My Mum makes the best one of these. I don't like the fluffy confection that you buy from the supermaket. I prefer a hard shell and a chewy inside.|
|Christmas Wreath made from Australian Bush Flowers - no Holly near my place.|
I know that I'm late to the party. Many Aussies who have already had the lightbulb moment have started having Christmases that reflect our lifestyle but I'm sure there were many Aussie women yesterday that were sweltering in kitchens while their guests sat under air conditioners sipping cool drinks waiting for their "traditional Christmas meal". I come from a large family and getting that meal hot and served on the table for so many was/is a logistical nightmare. Wouldn't a summer meal be so much more relaxing?
We were not expecting visitors till late in the day and so we put off our Christmas meal until then. We grazed and nibbled throughout the day allowing space for "the big one" come evening. Not a good choice. Trying to sleep on an exploding stomach full of heavy food is not good for anyone. I had nightmares all night.
|This was Hubby's grazing plate for the day. I don't eat seafood.|
So, because I'm in desperate need of a nanna nap after yesterday and the cleanup today, I'm going to finish this post with a pledge to embrace my Australianess this year. I'm going to clear out the reindeers, snowmen, snow flake ornaments etc (more decluttering) and look for items to decorate next Christmas that are more Australian.
Its a good thing that our "Traditional Christmas Pudding" is even better cold with ice cream the next day - because i really don't want to forgo that. It will just have to be cooked the day before.
PS. Hubby loved his tool box. He said he's been wanting one for 30 years. Score!!!!
|I see a "decluttering" of the garage coming up. Im not stupid. There is more than one way to skin a cat. LOL|
Thanks for Living In The Land of Oz.