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Monday, September 20, 2010

Spring/summer - Christmas WHAT????

I love that we are now in Spring although I was hoping that the weather would realise it! I am over all this wind, rain and snotty noses that seem to dominate winter!

I love seeing little lambs bouncing around the fields, the daffodils and regrowth of tree's and flowers.
There is one thing I just can't get my little head around - that we are all talking about summer clothes and Christmas together in one sentance! I'm a pom and although this will be my second Christmas over here, the 2 things just don't go togther.
My children are asking the questions of why does Santa wear a great big suit if it is so hot? why do all christmas cartoons/cards have snow on them?
Christmas to me has always been, snuggling in your new woolly jumper in front of the tv and roaring fire, eating too much, drinking mulled wine, twinkling lights, getting dark at 3 in the afternoon and getting cabin fever - will this ever wear off?
Wow just realised that my children will grow up thinking that sunny Christmases are the norm! WEIRD!
Do you ever get used to it?? I suppose only time will tell.


  1. I grew up with summer christmas but always dreamed of Winter ones. I loved the classic scenes of open fires and snow. (I'm first generation Australian, from Manchester stock) To me, it always seemed ok, but not "christmasy"
    Then I had 6 years of Winter Christmas's and I loved it. It may not have snowed ever year, but it was cold, it was dark and the town was lit up with fairy lights. It was magical and i miss it. I hear you when you say it's strange and I grew up this way...but nothing beats a cold christmas

  2. lol Tam, I know....This is our 5th Christmas here, and whilst we have adapted really well - beach on Christmas Day, barbie the snapper from yesterdays catch, bubbles in hand with warm sand inbetween your toes, I LONG for a cold, dark, snowy Christmas, when you walk along your street, and can see into peopels homes, their trees all lit up, the smell of wood smoke on the air, then home to hot chocolate in the kitchen with the fairy lights on, and Kings in the background....Bliss! x

  3. I've grown up here in NZ, with summer Christmases. Swimming in the pool at my Uncle's farm on Christmas day (when the weather behaved!). Then I went to London and had two winter Christmases. I missed my family terribly, but somehow a winter Christmas felt natural to me. I guess it's all that conditioning with the Christmas cards and movies that we've seen from the Northern Hemisphere that make cold Christmases feel normal. Or maybe it's my Scottish heritage ... Edinburgh felt like "home" to me - even though I've never lived there before. Strange.