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Christmas down under!

sunny 28 °C
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So finally the big day finally arrived and in no way did it feel like Christmas!! Where were the log fires, the drizzling rain and the copious amounts of snacks and pickles that form our normal Christmas celebrations??!! Instead we had warmth, sun and hords of people wandering around Manly beach fighting for a spot on the sand for some serious holiday sunbaking. Thankfully the sun decided to break through the early morning cloud cover and after we'd had a lunch of shrimps (but of course) we decided to head for the beach to join the Aussies in their Christmas day sunbake.

Somehow cooking a roast in the evening while the sun was going down but the temperature was still high felt wrong but we just had to do it. We got pretty close to what I'm sure our families on the other side of the planet were sitting down to but the strange look I got when asking the supermarket attendant if they had any Bread Sauce confirms that they definitly do things differently out here. (Mum, I promise not to moan next year when you buy every type of condiment Marks and Spencers's sells and a stupidly large turkey that would quite easily feed the 5000!!)

Boxing day followed in much the same way of lounging at the beach in the beautiful sunshine. A different way to spend our Christmas and the feelings of homesickness were definitly at their strongest but a nice Christmas none the less!! Next year however we will be looking forward to lounging in front of the log fire and getting our warmth from that source instead!

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Posted by MarknKate 22:06 Archived in Australia Tagged living_abroad

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