Sunday, 11 December 2011

it's beginning to look like Christmas

The cool temperatures we have been experiencing over the last two weeks challenge the fact that Christmas is two weeks away. It doesn't feel like Christmas when temperates are hovering around 25°C (77°F) instead of the more normal 32°C (90°F).

Because I was away for longer than expected and because Younger Grandson was hospitalised, the Christmas puddings have not been made.

Because it has been raining and raining and raining, the curtains and windows have not been washed so the decorations have not been put up inside the house. But that's okay, school term doesn't finish for another week and traditionally we put the decorations up after school ended for the year.

I plan to finish my Christmas shopping on Tuesday; I have an appointment at the hairdressers at 9am but the department store is open 24 hours so I will go shopping in the early morning then have my hair cut and be home before 10:30am when the crowds really take over!

However, it has started to look like Christmas around here. WM spent much of yesterday sorting through the lights, checking that they worked and then working on and in the roof to get our Christmas display done. It looks better in reality that these videos show. Older Grandson was fascinated when the lights were turned on for the first time at 9 o'clock last night.

Above our bedroom is this train (I still wonder what trains have to do with Christmas) - Older Grandson looked at it and said "toot-toot"! (All forms of transport say that apparently!)
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Over the garage, unimpeded by things growing in the garden, is the display that says what we truly believe about Christmas.
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Usually we also put lights around the three large front windows but last night we realised that not one of the windows can be seen from the street because of the growth of the garden!

Do you have an outdoor display for Christmas?

4 comments:

  1. Your lights look great. We are bit out of town to bother. There is one street in Windaroo where everyone decks out their houses. We usually have a look each year.

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  2. How exciting to have Christmas lights on your house. Do you have sight-seers driving slowly past admiring them? We used to go to a street in North Ryde when our children were little to show them some Christmas lights.

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  3. No lights for us, but our neighbour had decided to be some on their balcony. Nothing exciting in our street. I do admire people like yourself for putting in the effort though because it's a lot of work. But great for the kids to enjoy.

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  4. Very pretty-I like the festive air it brings to me every time I pull up my driveway! You probably do , too.

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