Christmas cheer

After truly hideous weather yesterday, we woke up today and it was warm, sunny and only got better during the rest of the day. Really nice Christmas this year, with Will more exciited than ever before about the whole event, and we certainly made sure all wishes were fulfilled. Will only wanted one thing this ...

The season for parties

A week from Christmas, and naturally there are parties everywhere. I went to my work’s Christmas party yesterday afternoon, and that was a fine occcasion. Can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but it was right down on the water, next door to McMahon’s Point ferry wharf on Sydney Harbour. A gorgeours view, straight on ...

In which we Christmas shop

Nice change of pace today, with Will and Alex being looked after by my parents for the day, so that Sallie and I could go shopping on our own time. Christmas shopping of course, almost entirely for the kids, of  course, so naturally they weren’t left out, even when they weren’t there. Not to bad ...

It’s Christmas Day, in a way

We’re having Christmas early this year, or at least Christmas 1. That’s why we’re here, and it was quite the thing to have a big Christmas lunch with family, and present giving with five little kids. Will got a cool Cars laptop thing that I would have got him next month otherwise — he’s playing ...

It’s Christmas already… in some places

Since we moved, I now walk through Blacktown Westpoint shops everyday going from home to the station and back. And so I see retail land every day, even though the shops are shut during most of the trips. And I’ve noticed that Christmas apparently starts in late October now. I don’t think it started this ...
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