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We are still in the UK and it do not feel like christmas is only 4 weeks away. just not feeling up to it this year!
Go on holiday somewhere cold.
I did a little bit of looking around (needing a bit of inspiration myself) and found some stuff you may find interesting.
Depending on how old your kids are and how much time you have to spare, here are a couple of things in your neighbourhood:
Santa telling Christmas stories in the Children's Garden, West Torrens Mem. Park. 15th December 10.15 am
Heaps of Carol services throughout December in your area and there is going to be a Night Market + Movie (Miracle on 34th Street) in the park on 10th December
More details here: http://www.wtcc.sa.gov.au/site/page.cfm?c=16917
For something a little more chilling and thrilling, how about Adelaide Gaol? They are having Spirit of Christmas Tours throughout December:
If you want to help out a little, the Sally Army are always grateful for volunteers:
For a bit of online fun we always "Track Santa with NORAD" Site goes live on Dec 1st (US time) and you can follow him all around the world. It's fun and a lovely thing to check each day! : http://www.noradsanta.org/
Hope some of this stuff and nonsense will spark up your Christmas spirit!
PS Just think what you are missing back in the UK...... Bluewater with a million other rude and aggressive shoppers, never ending queues for car parks, the utter hell that is Argos, drizzle, politically correct celebrations for "Winterfest", usual old nonsense on TV and bloody Noel Edmonds........great
Oh Rachel thanks for this - its excellent! I think I'm going full Xmas mode this weekend - CD's out, decorations, the lot x
Mum (44) Dad (41) and kiddiewinkles
We only arrived in feb from Essex, I agree that it doesnt feel like Xmas at all, it doesnt worry me and hubbie too much, its the kids I feel sorry for as they feel they're missing out but as I pointed out all we did at home was sit indoors and more often than not its pouring and foggy and dreary weather rather than snowing!! Personally I feel the pressure is off to spend hundreds and hundreds on presents now we are here as there doesnt seem to be that same hype which maybe is a good thing?!
I've decided that on 25th Dec we'll have a holiday bbq with a few pressies etc and then have another Xmas day on/near 25th July with Turkey and pressies - mainly because I love Xmas dinner but there is no way I'll be cooking that in these temperatures!! Yippee - 2 Christmas Days!
Mum (44) Dad (41) and kiddiewinkles
In the Uk I used to feel the xmas mad dash start about mid nov and always felt behing if not started shopping by then here its so relaxed I had forgotton it was nearly Dec but our xmas is in the bag this year as importing our very own very mad xmas fairy who loves xmas and goes at it like a bull in a china shop!!! I plan to give her free rein and get the hell out of the way and retreat to a safe zone!!!! she is on route and is having a stop over in hong kong and will arrive on friday with my poor Dad in toe!!!!! she has already condemmed me lovely xmas tree as its purple as not good enough!!! the kids are very excited as they know they will be getting xmas and some!!!! will be hilarious to watch her go nuts in the sun!!
Thank you so much for all the inspirational ideas for xmas. It was really good of you to research all the local events in my area.
My children are 19 & 14, both girls, and at the moment, are good friends! I'm sure , once I get my tree all set up, and my music playing, it will start to feel like Xmas.
Howard's got the right idea. We do xmas day on the beach, the kids open their presents in the morning, then we head off for the day and take an esky full of food and drink, beach games, inflatibles (sp?) etc. Then some of us get together in winter for Christmas in July, roast dinner, silly hats and fake snow. Great fun!
Liz, Rich, Hattie, Rory and Trev the dog.