Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Merry Christmas and a great, healthy and prosperous NEW Year!
well, in all the rushing around before Christmas, this entry is now after the big day/days.
Brian and I have the German Christmas on Christmas Eve, with a duck, nice wine and friends, and then go straight into the Australian Christmas Day with yummy seafood, this year, and more champagne and friends. Generally all is very unstructured and very laid back. On Boxing Day Brian has to watch the test cricket of course and especially this year with Shayne Warne retiring, and a great day it was too.
Meanwhile summer heat has caught up with us, a good excuse to spend more time on the beach where we have a cool breeze all the time and great swimming. No worries about stingers on our beach, not the right shape for currents etc.On the way home a quick dip in our freshwater creek and one is truely refreshed.
The garden looks fabulous right now, and all my white and red flowering plants are so bright and in full bloom, with hibisus dripping flowers off the branches. The Cairns Birdwing Butterflies are breeding on the pagoda plants and the frogs are singing arias in the night. Then you want o hear the buzzing of all the insects during the day! The poinciana tree is very lit up with its fantastic red flower heads. Has to be seen to be appreciated.
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Have a great day!