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!’

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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