Merry Christmas Everyone!
To me this is a very special time of year. I’m not religious so to me it’s a time of year when we get together with those we love and celebrate the day. Santa is huge in our family and the kids just love seeing him. Watching their faces light up when he enters the room? Priceless! It brings the kid in me out even more and that’s a lot people!! Lol
Unfortunately, it can also be a time filled with despair for many families struggling to make ends meet. It also highlights a time for those alone that have no one in their lives – no family or friends to celebrate with. As a result, Depression and the feeling of hopelessness can be very high for these people and therefore my heart and love go out to all of them. If I could scoop them all up and surround them with my love, I would! As I’m sure many of you would too. So if you read this and you’re celebrating alone? I want you to know that on the 25th of December I will be thinking of you all and sending as much love telepathically to you as the universe will allow.
Tomorrow morning I will be waking up alone with my Sakura and Christmas bear (Harry) by my side and I will slowly slide out of bed and make myself a latte. Being alone, it will feel like just another day.
But then my son will arrive at 9.30am hug me and wish me Merry Christmas. Now he’s 6 ft 3 1/2 so that’s a lot of arms and love around me. Can’t wait! 🙂 Then he will take me to my nephew’s house where we will celebrate the day with all our family members.
Now, this is when you know it’s Christmas! I will be greeted by many little people running around hugging my legs and wishing me Merry Christmas and telling me what Santa had bought them. It’s the best part of the day for me and makes me so happy!
There will be 35 of us and I’m predicting the day will be very hot as it is most years in Western Australia.
There will be a blow up fun slide and water guns given to everyone. Boy does the little kid come out in all the men folk in the family at that point. Don’t even try to avoid the water gun or you only make yourself a bigger target for all of them to attack you with water! It’s funny and annoying at the same time. Lol
The day will start with tea/coffee, Christmas cake and fruit mince pies. Or an alcoholic beverage for those in the festive spirit. No pun intended. 🙂 Followed by Santa giving out the presents then lunch. Because Perth is so hot most food for us consist of many different kinds of salads. Of course garlic potato because it’s so yummy. Our meats are a turkey which is stuffed with a chicken and then stuffed with a quail. VERY YUMMY indeed and then glazed ham with cherries. YUMMY! And bread rolls to soak up all the gravy also YUMMY!! Lol Finishing with trifle, fresh fruit salad, icecream, and pavlova. That’s if you can fit it in? I make room for dessert. 🙂 Hence the treadmill! Hahahaha
Some years we cook seafood but not this year. It’s up to the person who is hosting the day to decide what everyone should bring. Because the family is so large it takes years before it’s your turn again, so that’s really cool and makes for a different Christmas each time.
So have a wonderful Christmas and I hope you all enjoy the day no matter what or how you celebrate it.
Do you have any kind of special tradition that you or your family always do?
Love and many many hugs to you all, MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Paula & Sakura xxxxx