Things started off well with some sumptuous cooking by my darling daughter which included three desserts and a chocolate cheesecake birthday cake for yours truly. As if that wasn’t bad enough, everyone else took a turn at cooking and tried to outdo each other, so the diet is well and truly down the drain and I’ll be lucky if I ever fit into any of my clothes again.
A few nights before Christmas we did the grand tour of Brisbane’s Christmas Lights. The bus driver asked us to lead the carol singing even though we hardly knew more than a few lines of any song between us. Although it was a bit a tacky, there was some genuine Christmas spirit around as young and old turned out and many places had a donation tin supporting various charities. I was also relieved to discover that the radio station sponsoring the competition was offsetting the consumption of all that electricity by buying blocks of green wind power.
We also had a family outing to Dracula’s on the Gold Coast. This was another hilarious evening for reasons which will become clear if I can ever manage to scan the photo. OK the scan isn't great, but you get the idea.
Since then, things have been a bit more subdued if you count lazing around the pool while being pelted with water canons subdued. While the boys are off making a big splash at “Wet ‘n’ Wild” the rest of us are trying to conserve our energy for New Year. I’m looking forward to reading all the books Santa brought me, soaking my feet in a tub and possibly having a spa with more of Santa’s goodies.
Away in a Manger
Queensland is a great place, especially at this time of year when everything is lush and green and there is a permanent scent of frangipani in the air.
Should I say “Wish you were here?” It is certainly a good start to a New Year.
Have a fabulous one.