Xmas in Australia…

December 23, 2006 at 8:51 pm (Uncategorized)


Well, we don\’t have any snow, that\’s for sure.

But what we do have is lunch outdoors and bbq\’s, swimming in the pool and going to the beach. And my favourite thing about Xmas here in Oz is the abundance of fresh fruit.

Every Xmas we have cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines and two of my favourites mangos and lychees. Mmmmm there is not much that is better than eating cold mangos and lychees (oh I love those little suckers), on a hot day then going for a dip in the pool.

Some people might say its not really Xmas without snow and turkey and cranberries.

And one day I would love to experience a white Xmas, and I am sure that would be truly beautiful.

But until then I will stick with my lovely fruit, and sunshine.

I hope you all have a magical Xmas and that all your New Years dreams come true!


Love Me xxxxx

A photo of lychees for those who don\’t know what they are!!



  1. Mac said,

    Well, here in the south bay, there’s no snow. However, there’s some snow up in the mountain areas, about a 45 minute to 1 hour drive from where I live. However, since the temperature around here at night has been getting into the 35 degree F (1.67 degree C) range, it’s cool enough for a frosty christmas 🙂

  2. Bellemai said,

    Are you SURE you’re not in Texas? It’s in the 70s here. I guess the good fruit is the giveaway that you’re not here. We don’t get much of that fresh, it doesn’t seem to grow without water. Hmmm. Hope you have a blessed Christmas, and all the mango and lychee you can hold!

  3. Anonymous said,

    I have experienced 6 snowy Christmas’s in my life. Most of them now days are rainy. In Africa it was warm, in Okinawa it was tropical and in Germany it was rainy. Rain is predicted here for Monday. But if I want snow I just have to go to the mountains about an hour away.
    Fresh fruit is what I miss during the winter.
    What is a lychee? All the other fruit you mention makes my mouth water but a lychee I am not familiar with.

  4. Anonymous said,

    what are lychees??? Christmas there sounds nice. Fresh fruit is always oh so sumptuous. christmas here in the u.s. is a mixed bag. the commercialism associated with it seems to get worse every year, as does the arguing over what we call the holidays. Once the petty stuff is overlooked, it’s nice to hang out with the kinfolk, roast a small hog or deep fry a turkey(unless everyone’s sick of that from Thanksgiving) or even a rib roast, and knock back a few drinks. Here in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri a white Christmas is unlikely, but possible. Growing up in the Great Lakes region of western New York state, I had all the snow I ever need to experience. I remember Christmasas when the snow was “ass deep on a tall Indian” as folks used to say. Anyway, y’all have a good one over there!

  5. Bowzer said,

    I am very familiar with both mangoes and lychees, and I know just how nice they are on a hot day! (We used to harvest our own mangoes from our own trees here). I guess X’mas is where the heart is, and that can’t be measured in degrees!

  6. Curtis said,

    I do know you are in your summer months, but we don’t get snow in florida either,anyway sounds like yall do ok over there, have a very Merry Christmas, and yes the jags be pumped today cause you pulling for them lol

  7. Traveler said,

    I have visited my sister in Florida for Christmas so I know about fresh fruit and sunshine. I have spent several years in Germany so I know about Snow. Today in SC it is sunny and mid 60’s. What I don’t know about are “lychees”. Do we call them something else? Can you send me some? At least a picture, lol

  8. Anonymous said,

    We’re joining you for a hot christmas! greetings from south africa and darn its hot!

  9. Anonymous said,

    Colorado had a bit of a blizzard five days before Christmas, so there’s plenty of snow and cold left here. Mountains and stuff, too. Merry Christmas.

  10. Anonymous said,

    Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us. Looks like we might have snow tonght if not tomorrow. I love white christmas after living in california where it didn’t snow for 40 plus years in moved in missouri where I could have a white chirstmas. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

  11. Fanta said,

    I lived in Sydney for a year only, and was shocked that the local people couldn’t even imagine Christmas WITH snow. What?!?!?!? (I used to ask them)
    I just assumed that because of the experiences I had in my own childhood should have been “Gobal”, meaning the fact that I had snow around duing this season.
    But it is not the case. Why would a person who grew up in a sunny spot, crave for snow during Christmas? Is it just because it is the way it’s pictured on the postcards???? (If your answer is “yes”, then my reply is: “tacky!”) I think, by now, after experiencing Christmases in different locations, it is totally natural to have a pool/BBQ Christmas if you were brought up that way. It’s just natural!
    Merry Christmas to you all, no matter which way you celebrate it. Love is GLOBAL, snow is not.

  12. Traveler said,

    Okay! Now I know what they look like-the inside of a chocolate covered cherry. So what do they taste like?

  13. Anonymous said,

    Well I live in Wisconsin and didn’t snow here either! Though am Confussed about mystery fruit here.

  14. Anonymous said,

    Snow is unlikely here, too. But one can always hope for a little rain and I found some in the country this year, sitting under the tin roof of an old hotel verandah with a cold beer in my hand. Even got a bit damp on the misty ride back. Pretty good, I thought.

  15. Anonymous said,

    I have had canned lychees…do you have them fresh?..I like to explore all kinds of fruits and veggies… 🙂

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