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the rambles of a family of five in Australia

This Christmastide

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This Christmas is bittersweet for us – bitter because away from traditions and friends in the UK who mean a great deal to us, sweet because closer to family, back in our own house and expecting joy in the New Year.

We wish you a Happy Christmas with your loved ones, filled with the knowledge of the good news that makes Christmas a day of rejoicing. Love, we four.

God has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3

Christmas tree, cut down from our fourth paddock and dragged up to the house one hot Sunday afternoon by R and E. Purty, isn’t she? Ben and Gaynor, the fairy lights are in honour of you and our family Christmas with you last year.

E and Aunty Lolly decorating a gingerbread house. E: ‘One for the house, Six for me’ Aunty L: ‘Just eat those, they don’t taste good. Leave the good ones for the house!’
Ta-dah!

Stockings, check! Gingerbread house, check! Tea lights, check! Nativity, check!
Our John Lewis Advent calendar. Something we love and remember from Christmas last year.

Christmas verse a day. E learnt this one last year.

H decided that into the Christmas crazy she would insert some calm sewing of bunting. Great fun, yes! Purty, yes! Calm, no.
It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas!
 
E and S with Aunty Nat, posing with Aunty Lolly’s Christmas camel.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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