It sure doesn’t feel like Christmas here on the Gold Coast in Australia. With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees often, it’s hard to get in the spirit. But people are certainly trying! I liked the surfers with their Santa hats on the other day at the beach. I think the other night was my first December¬†actually spent on the beach listening to carols and watching fireworks over the ocean. It was pretty cool…with a small crowd of a few thousand people.


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Live Christmas carols on the beach at Surfer’s Paradise with Q1 in the background


The water here is beautiful and warm…we hung out in some the other day and walked out to the end of the jetty.

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I’ve been helping out by driving a mobile coffee van the past two weeks as a temporary barista. That’s been fun and I’m adding to my list of interesting trades! But now it’s time to take a break for the holidays and get back into relaxation mode!


And I’ve gotta give it to the Aussies, they do have a good sense of humor, like this guy down the street from us.



I have another month to go in Oz before heading back to New Zealand for a while. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

0 thoughts on “Christmas in Oz

  1. Merry Christmas from Moncure, my dear friend!
    It’s Christmas Eve here today and my gift to us will be the completion of what I hope is the Final Draft of Two Brauds Abroad.
    If nothing else, our book will be a tribute to our friendship, evidence of loving support from your Mom and my Bob, and proof of our inability to let go of something once we get ahold of it.

  2. I really like your Barista outfit and the classic pose. It is hard to imagine people in the water this time of year.

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