Here we go again !
It's amazing how putting out a few much loved decorations can get you in the Christmas mood.
This snowman was a gift from Tony's staff about 28 years ago.
He comes out every year along with the white Christmas tree made out of polystyrene also a handmade gift from the girls at the fruit shop.
As we are off to Hervey Bay for Christmas with Mum and Dad and my brother I am not putting too much out but a little bit does make the house feel festive.
I've even stirred myself up and asked a few friends around for Christmas drinks.
I had a minor panic when we were eating dinner in the outdoor room and were savagely attacked my mosquitos a couple of nights ago.....
but luckily there was a good breeze blowing them away on Saturday night and a few citronella candles and mossie coils prevented a disaster and retreat inside.
Christmas is not my favourite time of year because of the heat and some horror Christmases in the past where the temperature hit 40 C and there were 24 of us for lunch and dinner.
My favourite is Boxing Day when we sit around ( now in our lovely air-con ), watch tv - the cricket or much-loved movies, and graze on cold ham and chicken leftovers and just
r e l a x.
Next year of course hopefully we will have little Jax running around and we will be able to spend it with Brett and Sarah too.
Christmas is always better shared with little children, don't you think?
Merry Christmas to everyone.
Hope your day is filled with great family times.