Some people wonder if it is possible to have a 'normal' Christmas season in the tropics. Well it is once you accept that this is the new normal.
|have a seat under this palm tree|
|and look for activity in the Bay while you have a coffee...|
We have some traditions, like hanging up Matthias' retired bicycle as our decoration. This bike was worn out by a series of trainees from all over Germany and I always think of them when we light it up.
We find it amusing to dress up the dogs for photos, but then the costumes have to be hidden away before they get destroyed!
|just you wait... Sheila|
|that's me in the green lights|
|just because it is the tropics doesn't mean we can't have over the top light displays.|
These holidays I seem to have perfected doing very little. We had a full Christmas dinner after a very quiet day. Love a big turkey spread. And rum balls, Australians have rum balls. I soak my fruit in rum for a couple of weeks so they are super rummy.
|everybody on a laptop, dogs sleeping, the usual...|
|flowers from the Canadians is another tradition! They smell wonderful.|
Thursday I have to cycle though because it is back to work, which will be a bit odd after a few weeks of slouching around. Hoping to get back in the habit of a long ride before going to the office. Glad that I can cycle with a dodgy knee.
It has been a year that turned out well for all of us at Casa Hound. Work enough for everyone, good health all around, two lovely dogs who needed a home and some special attention have found their place. Hope we do as well in 2014. Hope you all do well too.