Monday, December 14, 2020

Around here - my Niece's Wedding

We are nearing the end of the year and what a year it's been.  We are so lucky in Australia and particularly Queensland that we have been so safe from the Pandemic.  Life in Brisbane seems pretty normal and here's hoping that continues.  Our borders are open to the rest of the country and my sister from Perth is coming over for Christmas this year.

My niece [her daughter] finally got married on the 27th November in Perth and whilst our family were travelling over to Perth in April this year for the original wedding date, it wasn't possible for us to travel this time round.  The wedding went off without a hitch and the photos were beautiful. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Around here - Christmas Lights

Today is the 1st December, 2020 and that means the Christmas Lights on the houses are up and we can go out at night time to see the pretty lights.  I have been taking my kids to see the Christmas Lights since they were 2 and 4 years old and the 4 year old just had his 17th Birthday so a long time.  We still love going and looking at the Christmas Lights as it gets you into the festive spirit.  My sister also made our family Christmas Cake today and I sat with her and kept her company while she made it.

I remember some of the early days with the kids I found some great houses to go to.  One had a fake snow machine OMG the kids loved that one running in and out and under the snow.  Sadly the next year the house didn't do that again as I guess it got very popular and maybe didn't expect that many visitors each night.  We also went to a house in our current suburb where we went down the side of the house down hill and around the back of the house they had a window display...the kids didn't want to leave.  Over the years we've been to some wonderful light displays and we find a few more each year.  Here's some pretty photos from our regular first night seeing the lights as it's in a street not far from our house and there's about 6 houses either side of the street that all do it every year.