(Danish reindeer tree decoration from the Christmas tree)
(felt snowman from Kyrgyzstan)
(gingery - clovey Christmas candle from the UK)
It would not be Christmas in Australia be without some multicultural festive items thrown in.
I don't go down the lobster, oyster and prawn path which many Australians follow at Christmas time.
Partly because Christmas Day in Melbourne has been known to be wintery, and partly because the queues at the fish market on 24 December are horrendous. I have better things to do than queue for Mysteriously More Expensive Than The Week Before seafood on Christmas Eve. Like glaze my ham, make trifle, set the table, set the children's table, polish the silver, bleach the napkins, buy pots for the gardenias, write out a military precision timetable for Christmas morning turkey cooking, and all of those types of things.
To all readers, speedy flash visitors accidental or on purpose, followers, commentators and thinkers I wish you all a Merry Christmas.
Thank you for all your thoughts and lovely lovely wishes.
Back in January after a little holiday.