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Christmas in a barrel

From 1983-1986 my parents were missionaries in Nepal. We would often receive barrels from Australia with all sorts of goodies in them. The most exciting time was around Christmas when the gifts would arrive from our grandparents and other family members, all wrapped...

Santa Photos

Growing up, I saw too many kids being forced to sit on Santa’s knee for a photo, so I decided when I had kids I would only get a photo done on their first Christmas. My second son was born exactly a week before Christmas. Two days before Christmas I took him to...

Aussie 12 Days of Christmas

We all know the 12 Days of Christmas, I was doing a Google search & came across the lyrics to the Aussie 12 Days of Christmas. As you obviously love Australia with your Aussie letters, I thought you might enjoy it 🙂    

Stocking… or a doona cover!

When I was a kid, before Mum got us some “proper” stockings, we used to use Dads socks (clean ones). One year, one of my brothers decided they weren’t big enough – so he decided to put up a pillow case. Not to be out done by his big brother, my...

Don’t drink & fly

When I was a kid, we used to go to my grandparents every second year, and we always left a snack for Santa when we were there. One year, instead of the traditional glass of milk, we left a stubbie of beer. The next morning we found a note from Santa saying...