Sunday, December 25, 2011

Xmas Day In OZ

It's a lovely Christmas day weather wise, its a warm 27 degrees c,  with a nice sea breeze. (The weather of late has been quite cool and very rainy - so it feels even hotter as it is humid too - it's good the weather has decided to do 'it's thing' in time for Christmas day though) !

We were up at a reasonable hour and had fresh prawns on the deck for breakfast, as you do. 

We opened the dog's presents for them ...doggie chews as usual; they can't wait to get to England and sample Porky Scratchings! We didn't bother with a present for each other, we figured buying a narrowboat will be our belated Christmas present.

We then took the boys for a walk along the prom at Manly and checked out the surfing santas...

Even the lifeguards had Santa hats...
Lots of sunbathers out this morning ...

A young man offered take out pics - thinking we were from 'out of town' - we told him we were also from Manly - just taking pics for the folks back home (we were really trying to just take pics of the surfy santa dudes behind us !!!)

At lunchtime we went around to a friends house for a few drinks...
Our friend presented Elaine with a full set of wet weather gear, its pretty full on gear with a removable liner, all ready for the hours on the tiller in the driving rain!

The dogs had their picture taken with their dog, Jackson - who of course was dressed up as a reindeer!
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Later this afternoon we are off to the full-on Christmas do at a friend's house - these are the poms we first met when we come to Australia in 1980, some I knew from the UK.  Every year we have the pommie orphans Christmas; they all have kids and those kids are in their early 20s and have boyfriends/girlfriends, so there should be about 26 people!

from Paul, Elaine, Bombo, Sam, Geoffrey, William and Jaffa xxxx

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