In the spirit of the festive season and as requested by Andiene I want to share a bit of what Christmas feels likes in Australia.
Well, unlike the rest of the world who celebrates Christmas in winter, here in Australia Santa Claus comes in a Ute wearing short, singlet, and a pair of thongs😀😀 Instead of having Christmas lunch inside the house, bundled up with sweater in front of the fire-place while snow falling down outside, here Chrissie (Australian slang for Christmas) begins with opening the pressies (slang for presents) in the morning after brekkie (breakfast), then we will have barbeque under the scrotching 30 something Celsius degree. Sometimes the temperature can reach over 40 something degrees, and we still have roast meat for lunch!
At Christmas time men will take over the barbeque, pretending they provide the lunch for the whole family, while actually the women are still busy in the kitchen doing all the preparation, marinate, making salad, pudding, and other sweet 😉 And the children? They either busy fighting with their pressies or having fun in the pool! Christmas lunch usually is roast meat and veggies, or sometimes we would have prawns and crayfish for an entree. As for sweet, we would have either Pavlova or Triffle. I love both of them!
That’s about it. On Boxing Day as the tradition in our family, my husband will get up as early as 4am and go out crabbing with his mates, for me to make chili crabs later for lunch/dinner. I suppose Australian Christmas is pretty laid back and relax, and is all about being together with the loved ones, sharing beer, food, and jokes. Here to sum up what Christmas in Australia;
Thanks God this year we gonna have 27C degree for Christmas lunch, according to weather forecast. Fingers cross it won’t go up to 40C I am praying!
Three more sleeps until Christmas! Have you been good?😀