Friday, 27 December 2013

Here we go again! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Our second Christmas Down Under.

Admittedly, the run up was a bit lack lustre.

The weather doesn't help (I know, don't complain but it is weird for it to be hot!). Its just a tad confusing for us Brits when a guy wearing neon board shorts and flip flops warbles White Christmas outside the shopping centre.

Secondly the mass of land and ocean between you and those you love doesn't feed the festive fervour either.

That aside and its a big aside, we waded right in and plumped for an Aussie/British fusion affair.

It went a bit like this..................


It was a warm 29 degrees. We opted for some fine dining at The Stokehouse. A gorgeous restaurant on the beach with sea views and guaranteed sunsets.

I had my first Hendricks Martini with cucumber and donned a summery, floaty number as you do!

We really had a lovely time reflecting on a monster year.

Gawd we've done a lot!

Aussies take their Christmas trees to the beach, makes sense really, its not as if they spend that much time in doors!
Christmas Cheers Everyone!
We were up early and on the beach by 8am with the boys, it was going to be a hot day so a cooling swim was in order. No pictures of this though, numpty here forgot to charge the camera, real pity as Radish and Kale love charging through the surf.
We had a very British brekkie of bacon and eggs, cooked on the BBQ of course.
Kale fancied his chances!

Pressie time

  Inspired choice of pressie from Hubster!


Surveying the carnage!
Then we went a bit Aussie for lunch and brought out the oysters, prawns and pomegranate Champagne cocktails.

Throw a few shrimp on the barby Hubster!

After the obligatory snooze over a Christmas film "Love Actually" - What else? We decided more food was needed and out came the turkey of course (with salad).

Soon after our thoughts shifted towards home. As our day was ending, it was all just beginning for our friends and family back in the UK. Calls were made with lumps in our throats, facebook went into melt down and many heartfelt messages were shared.
PHEW! We did it and you know what? It was pretty good but I think next year we might just make it back home!
PS - Heston's Christmas pudding is still in it's box - obvs!

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