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School Kris Kringle

I’ve noticed in the last few years that schools are encouraging (if that’s the right word) Kris Kringles for gifts between the kids. Not sure if this is good or bad really. Certainly easier if kids just give each cards but a few would always want to give a...

Where to host Christmas?

I’ve never spent Christmas Day anywhere but at a relative’s home. I understand that a restaurant appeals to some people, but it has never come up for our family gatherings and I’ve been happy with that. This year, my in laws are due to host it (it...

12 Aussie days of Christmas

I know someone else posted about the 12 days of Christmas, but I heard a different version today at school so I thought I’d try and remember it for you. My true love brought to me… one lyrebird in a gum tree two beach umbrellas three splashing swimmers...

Christmas songs at school

Today, I went to an afternoon tea at my children’s school – it was to thank parents and others who do things to support the school, such as go on excursions and help with reading programs. During the afternoon, various classes came in and sang Christmas...

Kulkuls

Kulkuls are an Indian biscuit that is made in most (all?) regions of India for Christmas. They’re easy to make and the kids will have fun BUT make sure an adult does the frying and heating the syrup. We made some yesterday – it was great timing as our...