Wishing you all a Merry Christmas from Judy & John
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May the Spirit of Christmas have influenced you to strive to be a better person, caring and sharing with all whom you may meet. Let us all try even harder to have Peace on Earth and Goodwill to all men.  

Indeed, MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone - from Judy & John.

As you may  or may not know, our lead up to Christmas this year saw an incredible numbers of online purchases and we, unfortunately, ended up very short staffed, so December has not been easy. A wonderful customer sent me a beautiful e-card for Christmas which summed it up admirably. Mary gave me permission to share it with you - view it till the end as her message was ever so true. Thank you Mary. View my card HERE.
It does take a little while to download, be patient, it is worth the wait.

Here's a little Christmas Song with a different message, done with humour. Enjoy the CHRISTMAS CAN CAN.

Christmas in Australia is different to the Northern Hemisphere's wintry weather with snow and mistletoe,
Ours is mid-Summer, so usually very hot.
This is a great poem - hope you enjoy.

'Twas the night before Christmas; there wasn't a sound.
Not a possum was stirring; no-one was around.
We'd left on the table some tucker and beer,
Hoping that Santa Claus soon would be here;

We children were snuggled up safe in our beds,
While dreams of pavlova danced 'round in our heads;
With Mum in her nightie and Dad in his shorts,
Had settled down to watch TV sports.

When outside the house a mad ruckus arose:
Loud squeaking and banging woke us from our doze.
We ran to the screen door, peeked cautiously out,
Snuck onto the deck, then let out a shout.

Guess what had woken us up from our snooze,
But a rusty old Ute pulled by eight mighty 'roos.
The cheerful man driving was giggling with glee,
And we both knew at once who this plump bloke must be.

Now, I'm telling the trutch it's all dinki-di,
Those eight kangaroos fairly soared through the sky.
Santa leaned out the window to pull at the reins,
And encouraged the 'roos, by calling their names.

Now, Kylie! Now, Kirtsy! Now, Shazza and Shane!
On Kepper! On, Skipper! On, Bazza and Wayne!
Park up on that water tank.  Grab a quick drink,
I'll scoot down the gum tree.  Be back in a wink!

So up to the tank those eight kangaroos flew,
With the Ute full of toys and Santa Claus too.
He slid down the gum tree and jumped to the ground,
Then in through the window he sprang with a bound.

He had bright sunburned cheeks and a milky white beard.
A jolly old joker was how he appeared.
He wore red stubby shorts and old thongs on his feet,
And a hat of deep crimson as shade from the heat.

His eyes - bright as opals - Oh! How they twinkled!
And, like a goanna, his skin was quite wrinkled!
His shirt was stretched over a round bulging belly
Which shook when he moved, like a plate full of jelly.

A fat stack of prezzies he flung from his back,
And he looked like a swaggie unfastening his pack.
He spoke not a word, but bent down on one knee,
To position our goodies beneath the yule tree.

Surfboard and footy-ball shapes for us two.
And for Dad, tongs to use on the barbeque.
A mysterious package he left for our Mum,
Then he turned and he winked and he held up his thumb.

He strolled out on deck and his 'roos came on cue;
Flung his sack in the back and prepared to shoot through.
He bellowed out loud as they swooped past the gates - 
MERRY CHRISTMAS to all, and goodonya, MATES!

Here are some good Aussie images from social media that made me smile.  
The unique welcome at the front gate, made of tyres, was from Liz Godfrey in Qld.
The middle reflects an advertisement on TV recently that because Santa bought a Jeep, his chore of delivering presents was so much faster and easier. Trust Aussie humour to have this scene on their property.
The third one is from one of my relatives, showing Brax proudly saying that even though Daddy was so very busy with harvest, he spared me 5 minutes to put up our Christmas Wreath at the front gate.
Keep it SAFE!
Judy Hall
Punch with Judy

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