Some out of date pictures from my daughter's camera.
The little Bowerbird has always hated Santa - she was on that seat purely for the lollies.
Note the distance (at least she's not crying)
Then she warmed a little.
Then decided to get comfy. CFA santa's OK.
The CFA truck Santa is the highlight of Christmas Eve at our place, the siren rings all afternoon as the anticipation mounts. Then finally he arrives and the neighbourhood children swarm out to greet him, much better than a department store Santa.
Mum's Raspberry Mess - Boxing Day Desert. Cream, raspberry coulis, raspberries and meringue. Sooo good.
The harvest is over - just a few lonely berries to find. Fortunately we have raspberry jam, butter and frozen berries to prolong our berry joyful summer.
The idyllic New Years Eve setting hosted at our lovely friends house. I think the Australian Xmas is all back to front and the overeating and Xmas lighting doesn't go with summer well. However, New Years Eve we definitely have the advantage - lots of light and warmth to enjoy an evening celebration.
Swimming, water pistols, a BBQ, butterflies flocking.
I'm sure a snowy New Years could also be delightful but this is hard to beat.