Walking in a summer wonderland...

(Above: Aussie Santa)
Christmas in Queensland Australia is something I have never experienced before, and something I will never forget! It all started last night with a casual Christmas BBQ of steak, sausage, salad and wine, then Paul (my bf) and I slept under the stars in the family camper van and were woken up by his darling niece Elise, followed by his equally gorgeous second niece, Grace. We proceeded back into the house to see the entire family, Granny G included, standing around the kitchen preparing for breakfast, and a wonderful breakfast it was. Croissants, butter, honey, jam, fruit, yogurt, deviled eggs, and the works. After brekky we took the festivities into the lounge room and watched the little girlies vigorously unwrap their mound of pressies, what a lovely sight. I am happy to say I have the most thoughtful boyfriend in the world, who not only remembered me going on and on about a leather bucket bag (gift #1) , but gave me a dress that had fallen in love with months ago (gift #2). His family spoiled me with a sexy apron, and dubbed me the "culinary goddess", along with candles and pajamas and a beautiful set of antique coffee spoons. Yes, I am one lucky woman. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday surrounded with lots of love and appreciation of the people who make our lives so sweet. I must say I am missing my family during this time, but I am confident in the fact that they are enjoying themselves in different parts of the world (sisters and dad in Brazil, mom and nana in Florida, ganny and uppah and uncle and aunt in Cabo San Lucas, step mom and brother in San Francisco and me in Australia)..like I said before we are all very lucky. Merry Christmas everyone, time to start cooking for Christmas Dinner...stuffed mushrooms here I come! xoxo.
(PS: It is 87 degrees here, hence the title of this post..)

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