Christmas Day was also fabulous but very, very hot weather wise. Nothing like 42 degrees celsius on the verandah. All the usual things happened - too much food, too much champagne and lots of presents. Needless to say the house looked a shambles for a while. (The Farmchildren were intrigued as to why their Christmas stockings were filled with things like thermal underwear for our up coming New York/Vermont trip. Farmgirl thought Santa had got very confused given the weather on The Farm.)
We got ourselves sorted out over the next few days and then headed to The Beach for a brief period over New Year. Lots of swimming, fishing and just generally "chillaxing" in the words of Farmboy.
New Year's Eve was fun - we had steak and crayfish with family and friends and I must admit I declined the chance to wait until midnight to go to bed. I figured by 9pm Perth time it was midnight in Sydney so we celebrated then. When I was in bed by 10.30 (1.30am Sydney time) I felt like I had had a big night.
So we are now back to The Farm. It is still revoltingly hot weather wise. You know when the weather man on the radio calls a 36 degree day a break in the heat things have been pretty scorching. Now we have to get ready to go to snowy New York! Such a contrast. So excited and can't believe we will be heading off so soon.
The blog will take a short hiatus as I have decided that I would rather concentrate on my New York experience and being with my family than look at my laptop screen. However I will be back on our return to share my New York stories. Hopefully I will be able to get the blog going properly again after that. I am afraid it has lurched around a bit for most of 2012. It still amazes me that so many people still visit given the decreased frequency (and decreased quality!) of my posts.
I hope you all have had a fabulous Christmas and New Year. I will be back to this space soon.
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