Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Merry-go-round



(French wreath on our front door)



(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.

xoxo

20 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Jane - an absolutely perfect post to end the holiday season. I wish you and yours a beautiful Christmas filled with fun, laughter and memories to last a life-time. Christmas at your home sounds tremendous! I have been so thankful for connecting with you and your great blog this year. You are a lovely person and deserve a fabulous New Year. xx deb

Amanda said...

Jane I feel stressed just reading your to do list! I hope you have a lovely lovely Christmas with your family, and enjoy some sunshine. I so enjoy your blog, and look forward to your inspiring & witty posts in 2010! Amanda xx

Lee said...

Merry Christmas Jane. I hope you have a lovely Christmas break with your family. I look forward to reading more of your wonderful posts in 2010. Lee :)

mise said...

Happy Christmas, Jane! I love your wreath and I've appreciated your blogging company and I hope you're making your trifle with swiss roll rather than plain trifle sponge. Some People in my house are such purists about that.

Jacqueline said...

Dear Jane,
Many thanks for your Christmas wishes. I would like to wish you and your family and friends a wonderful Christmas and many happy times in the year ahead. I'm so glad tht I found your blog. You have made me laugh, told me interesting things, given me some wonderful recipes and food for thought.
I look forward to your posts in 2010 .
Oh, and I love your wreath on the front door and your decorations. Gorgeous. Your Christmas dinner sounds quite English too. Eat and drink loads and have a wonderful time !!!!

eco-stylista said...

Dear Jane, I would like to thank you for your interest and for your lovely comments on my blog! And thanks for sharing so many interesting posts with us! I wish you wonderful holidays! xoxo, Monika

grass1167 said...

Merry Xmas Jane to you and your family. I'm so glad I found your blog, it has provided me with many interesting reads and made me research more. See you in 2010 for much more fun.
Merry Xmas
Engracia

Laura [What I Like] said...

What a wonderful post...and I absolutely adore that wreath, so terribly chic! I have not heard of this seafood bounty tradition...I daresay I might prefer such a meal to turkey! And perhaps in New York I wouldn't have the overpriced seafood problem? No, ours is just overpriced consistently throughout the year...Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Jane
Thanks for all your visits and comments over my way this year... and all your wonderful posts - you keep me on my toes. Always either informative, fun or just plain beautiful... I hope your Christmas is the perfect day and I wish you and your family a peaceful merry Christmas and lovely break....

Thanks also for your kind wishes for Christmas.... Big HUG to you too!!!! xxxx Julie

brismod said...

Jane, your Christmas wreath is lovely. I have enjoyed reading you over the last few months - it almost feels educational without the pop exam or dreaded group assignments!! Merry Christmas xAnita

C.T. said...

I couldn't stop laughing as I read: "...write out a military precision timetable".

I'm still laughing.....

Anyway....I wish you a warm, cosy, wonderful, relaxed and happy Christmas. See you back in January, XXX, Carmie.

Millie said...

Thank you Jane for your lovely message! And thank you for the gorgeous Pear Tree House, my absolute must mini-magazine read for the day. We are also doing the full catastrophe on Friday, so happy turkey basting. Enjoy the Festive season with all your Darlings, big & little & have a super relaxing break.
Millie ^_^

JMW said...

Love your Christmas wreath! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

Cyma said...

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year Jane.Thankyou for your support and all your lovely comments on my blog this year I look forward to your postings in 2010 :)

jaboopee said...

It doesn't seem right that its not snowing at yours too..and a very merry and happy christmas to you jane,
it's lovely to make your blogging acquaintance .

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Jane

Have a WONDERFUL New Year.. in that silence of the forest... well I'm sure there will be some laughter with that red wine and your good cheer!! Big hugs to you too!!! xx Julie

maggie's garden said...

Wishing you peace and love in the new year Jane. Enjoy your bit of a break. Looking forward to seeing you back here in 2010!
xxoo

Pinecone Camp said...

Your wreath is gorgeous!
I hope you had a fab Christmas in Melbourne.
Happy New Year Jane!

fromtherightbank.com said...

Hi, Jane, I hope you had a lovely Christmas. Thanks so much for all of your entertaining and thoughtful comments throughout 2009. It's been a real pleasure getting to know you. Happy new year!

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