This year is Gorgeous Girl’s first Australian Christmas, and the first one that Gorgeous Man and I have celebrated in Australia in 6 years. We’ve had a lovely time catching up with family and friends and celebrating an Aussie Christmas.
My lovely sister-in-law Rochelle makes gingerbread houses with her children each year. This year she set aside some gingerbread and lollies (candy) so that Gorgeous Girl could make one too.
She had a blast. The finished masterpiece…
During our visit to Australia we are house-sitting for friends. We decided to visit a local Anglican church for their Christmas Eve service. The sign said it was a kids’ service and it started earlier than the Uniting Church down the road… As we were waiting outside the church Gorgeous Girl was approached and asked if she would like to be an angel in their nativity play. They didn’t need to ask her twice. “Yes, Please!”
She made an adorable angel, and in true Gorgeous Girl form, had no problems going up the front of a church filled with strangers.
After the church service we came home and Gorgeous Girl was allowed to choose and open one present before bed.
(We brought the stockings with us from home, we try to maintain some traditions amidst all the travelling.
She chose a squishy package. I had to laugh, as she was feeling it she said “It’s squishy, it must be wool! I don’t know anything else that is squisy.”
It was a lovely twirly dress which had to be tried on and tried out straight away.
Also on Christmas Eve I had another appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon. I’m doing well with the foot, but it looks like I’ll need another two injections into the damaged tendons. Still, I’ve been responding well to treatment and so we are hopeful that a full recovery is on the cards.
Christmas Day was great, but I’ll save that for another post.