Christmas: then and now

It’s Christmas Eve in Australia and I really, really wanted to have this posted much earlier in December. But as always, when the holiday season begins, everything happens all in a rush. While one of my jobs ends in November, the other ramps up in December and sees me out on the road delivering gifts to clients for the better part of the month. When I can catch a day off, I am running from appointment to appointing and squeezing in far too many visits to the crowded shopping centres, racing to have coffees and catch ups with friends, spending endless, endless hours in the kitchen baking, and trying to capture as much of the festive spirit as I can.

Christmas in Brisbane


Last year, lots of fun Christmas stuff started up in Brisbane City. I don’t really have much reason to head into town often, so last year when a friend invited me to see the Myer Christmas parade I was dubious. I loved it so much that this year, it was me doing the inviting. It’s no secret that I love Christmas (because I wouldn’t have dressed this way for almost 25 days if I didn’t), so I’ve put together some Christmas things you can do in these last two nights before Santa comes.