Shopping: New Year’s Day Finds

And just like that, it’s 2015! Happy New Year to you all. I hope however you marked the occasion was just as you planned. We aren’t really into celebrating New Year, so we stayed in watching Across the Universe eating home made pizza and garlic bread, and were in bed just after 23:30. We heard loads of fireworks (official and crackers being let off in residential areas nearby) ring in the year, and dozed off soon after that.

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Christmas Wishes

It’s easily my favourite time of year, Christmas. I love the joy and cheer, the time spent with families, and the warmth of the season, which has two meanings for me. The first is that I love the warmth of the Christmas spirit – people doing lovely things for each other, people enjoying each others’ company, and people generally being in a good mood. The second is quite literal, the warmth of summer. Being in the southern hemisphere, we celebrate Christmas in the sun. Some places in Australia reach searing heat levels, but here in Melbourne, we tend to have a mild 25-30 degrees (Celsius, not Farenheit, but if you want to talk Farenheit that would be roughly 77-86 degrees). We still have all the trimmings, including roasts for lunch – boy that can be super hot! – we just wear summer clothes.

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