Originally Posted by Nick11
I luv Adelaide and so glad we came here..but xmas!!!!!
It's the only time of year I wish I was back in the u.k
This is our 3rd xmas and each xmas seems to get worse. Trying so hard to get in the xmas spirit
Its the only drawback of living here.[/quote]
We are a bit like that with some family.
Our closest friends here are on a cruise over Xmas as well.
I second Nicks comment above this is our second Christmas but it really doesnt feel like it, why I ask myself because it all comes down to familiarity, when you've had year after year of the cold weather, the hussle bussle of last minute shopping and all the stress that comes with it, this just doesnt feel right being so chilled and organized, I never thought I would hear myself making a comment like that, but I miss the UK at Christmas and I think deep down most poms do!!!
All our babies are September babies LOL. Wasn't anything to do with it being Christmas though ....... Just happened when it happened :)
Originally Posted by catherine.c
haha yes one of mine was too! I can probably date the other one to my husbands birthday LOL
Originally Posted by The Dimmocks
Another thing I can't get my head round. Xmas songs on the radio - played here only on xmas day!!!!!!!!! Xmas wouldn't be xmas without a bit of Slade!!!!!!
I agree it looks beautiful and the first two days of snow was a real novelty especially for the children and got sad to think it maybe the only time my son (21 months) will ever experience snow!
Now having had 5 days of freezing temperatures, slippery dangerous roads, de frosting the car before work, and being cold to the bone I have vowed to never complain when I am too hot down under! I shall take plenty of pictures of the snow to remind me of how cold it really was! It may look lovely but the practicalities of day to day life can mean it's very frustrating!LOL
Originally Posted by cazandbrad
Guys Christmas is certainley different here. The build up is not the same, and the family and friends are not here so it's not such a busy time. But you will spend more time with your immediate family.
Snow is nice on cards, and for a few hours, but try working in it.......... uurrgghghh a get shivers from when i had to work in it.
For those who think they will never see snow again, just wait till you see what Vic has to offer in winter.
We have our xmas meal on xmas eve, just something we did last year and will do again as it freed up Xmas day to go the beach, chill relax and be ready for the rellies waking up and Skype.
At the end of the day Xmas day is what you make of it, no wonder where you are in the world!
Have a great one where ever you are.
This will be our third Christmas, and we really miss a UK-style Christmas; the hustle and bustle, the meals and drinks that matched the weather (I'm thinking hot mulled wine ...), the ever-so-slight chance of a white Christmas etc. We lived a couple of hours drive from relatives when in the UK, and used to do our visiting early/mid December, so never really did the big family Christmas, so it isn't that we miss, just the overall atmosphere of Christmas.
Certainly there's some truth that Christmas is what you make it wherever you are, but some places lend themselves more to Christmas more than others.
So far, the run up to this one has felt a bit more like Christmas to us, and whether that's because we're just getting used to how it is here or whether it's because we've made more of an effort, I'm not sure; we've given a few Christmas CDs an airing and this has probably helped.
i DO NOT miss the weather in the uk right now, i HATE the snow/ice/scraping the car/slipping everywhere!!, (must admit the pictures look nice though)
i miss hubby's mom n aunt, i don't miss my family........ cos they're here!!
must admit the run up to crimbo has been weird...no rush at the shops, i did my food shop monday a.m (expecting it to be rammed) but it was strangely quiet (loved it! lol). my crimbo tradition of snuggling up with the fire on, tree lights on, normal lights off and watching muppets christmas carol (THE best film EVER!!) has not happend yet this year, as it really don't feel the same.........hubby's glad he doesn't have to be made to watch it for the tenth time!!
But it's only ONE day (and usually being a nurse i work it anyway!), if u feel sad, have a cry/get drunk whatever helps, but remember u have another 364 days to remind urself why u came here!!
we are now into our 3 day of 40 degrees and I miss the snow badly but you can't beat the beach on Christmas day. We still cook our turkey but we do it in the Barbie instead of making the house hot I certainly don't miss having to negotiate all the country lane around Endon and ladderge bank in Leek.